A man’s body was found in a ditch on Friday morning, Sept. 20 in northwest Harris County, Texas. Deputies are investigating the cause of his death.
The 52-year-old man was found around 8 a.m. in the 400 block of W. Mount Houston by an employee who worked at Marlene Auto Paint Supply Co., Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said, ABC13 reported.
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Homicide investigators were called to the scene based on the testimony of a witness that said he saw two men arguing on Thursday but he did not see the men fight or get into any type of physical altercation, according to Click2Houston.
According to authorities, the victim is believed to be an employee of a nearby body shop. His boss was giving him a ride home, the road was impassable due to high water. The victim got out of the vehicle and walked home by himself.
Authorities said that no signs of trauma were found and the victim had all of his property on him. Homicide detectives believe that the man fell into floodwaters on Thursday and drowned.
If his death is confirmed to be a drowning, he will be the third person to have died in Tropical Depression Imelda, according to Click2Houston.