A Kirby business owner was found stabbed to death behind his auto repair shop Wednesday afternoon in the 3200 block of Ackerman Road.
The victim, identified by Kirby Police as 43-year-old Gary Weise, is the second suspicious death investigated by the department this month.
According to Sgt. Michael Alonzo, Weise's body was found by a family member behind Absolutely Affordable Repair, he had been stabbed several times and his throat was slashed.
Alonzo said they were following up leads but they hadn't identified any suspects.
"We're still looking into the case," Alonzo said. "We're just going to go where the truth leads us right now and just see who basically wanted him dead."
Alonzo said the victim was discovered by his brother. Family members reportedly hadn't seen or heard from Weise since Sunday.
Around noon Wednesday, the brother went to the repair shop to look for Weise and found his body outside by the back corner of the building.
Investigators said it appeared the body had been outside for some time but they hadn't determined when the crime occurred.
Unlike San Antonio, Kirby doesn't deal with many murders but this was the second suspicious death this year.
"We usually average one every 7 years but unfortunately we've had 2 for the month already so we've been a little busy right now," Alonzo said. "Luckily we have the assistance of a Texas Ranger assisting me in the first investigation and now we have this tragic event that occurred."
The other suspicious death happened back on March 4. The victim in that case was identified as 30-year-old David Wilk. He was found dead in his home by his mother.
No arrests have been made in that case.
If you have any information about either of the cases, you are urged to call Kirby Police.