Missing Texas Man's Body Found Buried Under Chicken Coop

HOUSTON (January 14, 2014) A body found buried under a chicken coop after a nine-hour search behind a home in northeast Harris County has been identified as that of a Houston-area man who disappeared on New Year’s Eve.

Authorities found the body of Jesus Leal Valdez, 41, of Pasadena, after receiving a tip.

Investigators are looking for the victim’s vehicle.

The cause of his death wasn’t immediately released.

No arrests have been made.

Deputies received a tip at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday from an anonymous caller who told them a body was buried in the 5200 block of Mohawk.

Harris County Sheriff's Office homicide division Sgt. Greg Pinkins said investigators discovered the remains buried a couple of feet beneath the chicken coop behind the home.

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