Person found dead near church in northeast Houston

Police say a person was found dead near a church in northeast Houston on Thursday morning.

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a male found at 9707 North Wayside Drive about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday.

The identity of the male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Hay and Senior Police Officer B. Evans reported:

Officers responded to a report of a human body discovered in high grass in a field behind a church at the above address. There were no apparent signs of trauma to the victim and the status of the investigation is pending autopsy results. 

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