On Friday, at approximately 4:00 AM, a witness observed a vehicle burning on the bayou at the 9500 block of John Ralston Rd. Sheldon Fire Department arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire. The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office arrived at the scene and began their arson investigation and observed a charred body inside the vehicle. Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Investigators were called to the scene to investigate.
At approximately 6:15 AM Homicide Investigators were called to investigate the death of a gunshot victim at the 17400 block of River Rd. The victim was a Hispanic male, who was shot at least one time. Evidence found at both scenes lead investigators to believe both cases may be related. The identity and cause of death for both victims is pending autopsy.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating this case. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (713) 274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).