Missing Richmond man found fatally stabbed in dumpster

Family and friends are mourning the death of a Richmond man who was found stabbed to death in an apartment complex dumpster after he left his home to meet someone who wanted to buy his car.

HOUSTON - A Richmond man who went missing after leaving to meet a potential car buyer was found stabbed to death in a dumpster Thursday, police say. 

According to the Houston Police Department, a resident discovered 43-year-old Altaf Hussain Malik's body covered in trash bags in a dumpster at an apartment complex located in the 3000 block of Truxillo around 11 p.m. 

Police say he had sustained stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no witnesses. 

The victim's family members had reported him missing to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. They say Malik, a father of four, was selling his car online and went to meet someone who was interested.

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Investigators believe Malik went to the area of Bellaire Boulevard and State Highway 6 to sell his 2009 blue Audi A8 with Texas license plates HZX9910.

HPD and FBCSO are working together in the investigation. If you know anything about the crime, please contact Houston Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-8477 or Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-8477. 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Malik's family, to donate visit here.  The funeral is scheduled for Sunday, December 10.

The religious rites will start by 12:45 p.m. at Hamza Mosque (6233 Tres Lagunas Dr, Houston, TX 77083). The burial will start by 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

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