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Update: Body discovered on May 27 on County Road 4600 in Fred.

On Wednesday May 31, Tyler County Investigators received the preliminary autopsy report from Forensic Medical of Texas located in Beaumont. After reviewing the autopsy findings, the Tyler County Sheriff's department can confirm that we are investigating a homicide case.

The Sheriff's Office is working closely with surrounding southeast Texas law enforcement agencies as well as the Texas Rangers on receiving a positive identification on the victim.

Original Story:

Wrapped Body Found Burning in Tyler County

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.




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