Body found near bayou in southwest Houston

An investigation is underway after a body was found near a bayou in southwest Houston.

Homicide investigators responded to the scene in the 8600 block of Beechnut on Sunday night.

Authorities say someone walking near the bayou spotted the body and called police around 7 p.m.

Police say the body is believed to be that of an adult, although exact age is not yet known, and there is no obvious cause of death at this point.

The medical examiner will do an autopsy in the next couple of days.