On Saturday May 27, at approximately 10:43p.m., the Tyler County Sheriffs' Office received a call reporting a small woods fire. The Spurger Volunteer Fire Department responded to County Road 4600, just off highway 92, located north of Fred.
On the scene, firemen located a small fire just off the county road. After extinguishing the fire, firemen located a deceased human body wrapped inside enclosed material. Tyler County Deputies and Investigators were called to the scene. At press time, authorities believe the body is that of a white male. Judge Trisher Ford has ordered an autopsy that will be conducted late Monday or early Tuesday in Beaumont and details will be made available as soon as possible.
This investigation is in the very early stages, we will update the media as well as the general public as new information becomes available.