On Saturday evening, March 11, the Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who claimed he had not seen one of his neighbors in several months, despite having seen another man at the house. He found it odd. Houston police conducted a welfare check at the Kilwinning Drive address.
When the police arrived, they observed swarms of flies at the back of the house and detected a foul odor.
According to Harris County Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland, the team entered the residence and heard gunfire from within. They discovered the body of a 63-year-old adult male in the bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The police also discovered a badly decomposed body of another man while searching the residence. Officers estimated that the deceased was approximately 64 years old at the time of his death, which they said likely occurred several months prior. To determine what actually occurred with to the decomposing man, an autopsy is being conducted.
Officials are unsure of the relationship between the two men, but they lived together in the house. According to the police, it appeared that the man who shot himself had been living with the corpse for several months.
The incident is still being investigated. The evidence, according to the police, points to a murder-suicide.