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Houston couple finds body while exploring home for sale

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/24/2021 David Matthews

The new house had it all: four bedrooms, two baths, new appliances and a dead body.

A couple of house hunters in Texas found something worse than sticker shock when they discovered a man’s body in a drainage ditch in the backyard of a house that’s under construction in Katy, a suburb west of Houston.

According to KHOU 11, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday after the couple found the body.

a sign in front of a house: A couple of house hunters in Texas found something worse than sticker shock when they discovered a man’s body in a drainage ditch in the backyard of a house that’s under construction in Katy, a suburb west of Houston. © Provided by New York Daily News A couple of house hunters in Texas found something worse than sticker shock when they discovered a man’s body in a drainage ditch in the backyard of a house that’s under construction in Katy, a suburb west of Houston.

A couple of house hunters in Texas found something worse than sticker shock when they discovered a man’s body in a drainage ditch in the backyard of a house that’s under construction in Katy, a suburb west of Houston.

Deputies said the body appeared to have been there for several days. They said the victim appeared to be an older white or Hispanic man who had suffered some sort of trauma. Cause of death has not yet been determined.

Deputies said they are trying to obtain security footage from the area.

No other information was released.

“As of right now, we’re not really sure exactly what happened to the individual,” Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jason Brown said.

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