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Houston Police Department: Home remodeling team discovers skeletal remains in neighborhood on northeast side

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Builders remodeling a home in northeast Houston on Thursday uncovered a grim discovery beneath the floorboards: a series of skeletal remains.

Police confirmed an investigation was underway after being called to the 5700 block of Rietta Street, which is in a neighborhood just off Tidwell Road in northeast Houston, around 12:50 p.m

According to homicide detectives, patrol officers met with a conversion crew that made the discovery. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences responded and retrieved the remains.

As of Friday, the identity, gender and cause of death of the remains were pending verification.

Police did not disclose how long the remains were there before the crew came across them.

This is an evolving story. All updates can be found in this article or on ABC13 Houston’s 24/7 streaming channel.

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