A Texas couple contacted police after they came upon a dead man while exploring a residence In Katy, Texas.
The pair was examining the construction site at around 5:15 p.m. Saturday when they made the gruesome discovery, local news outlets reported.
They were wandering around the property when they stumbled across the older man’s body submerged in a drainage ditch outside the home’s backyard.
The body had apparent trauma but the cause of death remains unclear. Authorities said that the deceased man had been at the scene for a few days.
“As of right now, we’re not really sure exactly what happened to the individual,” Harris County Sheriff Sgt. Jason Brown said.
Deputies added that the residence was located on the 18600 block of Parma Creek Trail in the Katy area. An autopsy is being conducted.