HOUSTON – Police say they found the body of a 35-year-old Houston teacher in his SUV after the apparently abandoned vehicle was towed to an impound.
Galena Park Police Chief Robert Pruett says Heladio Rojas Perales' family reported him missing at 4 a.m. Thursday.
The Houston Chronicle reports that officials believe 35-year-old Perales may have been killed last weekend at a friend's home in Wharton, 50 miles southwest of Houston, then hidden in the vehicle, which was subsequently dumped at a nearby farm. The landowner complained and police towed the SUV to the impound, where they discovered the body.
Authorities say they are searching for three suspects.