Surveillance video shows person-of-interest in death at 1111 Louisiana St.


Houston police have released surveillance video of a male wanted for questioning in the death of a man found at 1111 Louisiana Street about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 26).

The victim, Cory Roussell, 27, suffered apparent blunt force trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.  His cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

“About 4:50 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 26), Mr. Roussell was seen running down Louisiana Street,” HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler, Senior Police Officer J. Villareal and Officers S. Overstreet and A. Vinogradov reported. “Later that night, about 10:50 p.m., a security officer found Roussell deceased in a parking garage [at 1111 Louisana Street].”

Further investigation determined Roussell had been with a black  in downtown Houston that morning.

“About 4:30 a.m. the two were seen running westbound on McKinney Street just west of Main Street.  About five minutes later, they were seen near the downtown Houston Library at 500 McKinney Street.”

The released video shows a male, who may be the individual seen with Roussell, outside a building on Travis Street near Leeland.  HPD investigators would like to speak with him about the events that morning.

Anyone with information on the identity of the individual in the video or his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.