Body of apparently burned child found
POSTED: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 11:16pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 2:38pm
HOUSTON (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a child
whose burned body was found in a shallow ditch near a busy Houston
Houston police investigator Leslie Martinez says a passer-by
discovered the body Tuesday morning along a roadway between two
large buildings near the Hardy Toll Road.
Martinez said the body was about 3 feet tall. Police believe it
was burned elsewhere and dumped in the ditch because there was no
burned grass or other signs of fire in the area around the ditch.
Officials say they couldn't immediately determine the child's
age or gender. Arson investigators were at the scene.