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HPD homicide investigating after body found in Fifth Ward ditch

Not many details are known, but Houston police said first responders reported seeing marks on the body.

HOUSTON — Homicide investigators are trying to figure out what happened to a person who was found dead in a ditch in northeast Houston.

The discovery was made Monday around 2 p.m. in the 4100 block of Oats Street, near Waco Street.

The Houston Police Department said first responders reported seeing marks on the body. Investigators were seen combing the scene for evidence.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.