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Houston crime: Homeowner James Gerald Martin III has been missing since a man was found shot in a home on TJ Jester Boulevard, HPD says

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – A homeowner hasn’t been seen since a murder victim was found in the missing man’s home, and Houston police say they need your help finding him.

Officers were called last Friday at approximately 8:30 a.m. to the home on the 1700 block of TC Jester Boulevard for a welfare check.

It was the homeowner’s neighbors who called the police after they saw a pickup truck left running in the garage for several hours and the homeowner not picking up his phone.

Police said they have been unable to locate 37-year-old James Gerald Martin III since Thursday last week.

Once inside the house, the police found a 35-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. Investigators tell us the man’s injuries came from the day before.

The police are trying to locate Martin, although he has not been charged in the incident. Police are also looking for a missing 2022 white Dodge Ram pickup truck with license plate Oregon 915LP.

Police said that neighbors know something is not right in the house.

“It was unusual, so the neighbors reached out to the family, and eventually they decided to call 911,” Det. HPD’s Blake Roberts said.

Police are asking anyone who has seen Martin or the pickup truck to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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