HOUSTON Police are investigating the death of a man who was found dead Monday in a north Houston back yard.

Police officers found Cornelius Richardson, 39, of Houston, at about 4:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Hitchcock. The residents at the address do not know Richardson, police said.

Witnesses told police that Richardson was seen running down the street, partially nude, jumping fences and running through yards.

Richardson hadno apparent signs of trauma or injury to his body, investigators said. He was known to use illegal narcotics, according to his family members.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is performing an autopsy to determine what happened to Richardson.

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