Houston police say they are looking into the apparent stabbing death of a man near Independence Heights on May 24.

The victim, 44-year-old Tito Varela, was transported to Ben Taub Hospital on May 24 and died at the hospital May 31, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said the cause of his death is pending an autopsy from the county’s medical examiner.

HPD said officers responded to an assault call at the Western Union at 4350 Airline Dr. just after 11:30 p.m. May 24, discovering that Varela had been cut or stabbed, according to a news release from the department.

There are no known suspects or motives in the case, HPD said, and the investigation is pending the autopsy results.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact HPD’s homicide division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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