Thief finds dead body in car he tries to steal

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HOUSTON, TX – One guy allegedly got more than he bargained for when he says he rummaged through an abandoned car.

It happened off Nimitz and Normandy in northeast Houston.

The passerby allegedly headed over to the car to see if there was anything worth taking. Supposedly, he popped the trunk, hoping to find speakers.

There were no speakers, but something much worse; a dead body.

It didn’t take long for the boys in blue to arrive. Inside the trunk, they say they found 28-year-old Donald Michael LaPointe.

Houston police say LaPointe was shot, and appeared to have been beaten. They also say a plastic bag filled with pills was found in LaPointe’s pants.

As of now, there are no known suspects.