Landlord found dead in rental home

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:35:29 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 06:47:36 PM CST

Jan. 9, 2013: A man is found dead inside one of the rental homes he owns, and his car was apparently stolen, investigators say. Andy Cerota reports.


A man was found dead inside one of his rental homes and his car was missing, investigators said.

Ali Dehghani, 62, was found inside a home in the 5400 block of Malmedy in southeast Houston about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Houston police said Dehghani left his home Monday morning to check on some of his rental properties. His family filed a missing persons report when he did not return home.

Family members checked Dehghani's rental properties and found his body inside the home on Malmedy, investigators said. Detectives said Dehghani suffered blunt force trauma.

Relatives told police that Dehghani's car, a silver 2006 Honda Accord with Texas license plate No. THD306, was stolen.

Investigators said the home where Dehghani died had been vacant since before Christmas.

Police said they don't have any witnesses or suspects in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.