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Officials investigate discovery of unidentified body under Neches River Bridge

ANDERSON CO., September 18, 2013--LATEST UPDATE: According to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor preliminary autopsy results show that no foul play was involved in the death of the male that was found near the Neches River bridge on Tuesday.


ANDERSON CO., September 18, 2013--The body of an unidentified man was found under the Neches River Bridge on Tuesday, according to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor.

The body was found by Texas Department of Transportation mowing crews around 12:00 p.m., under the bridge along U.S. Hwy 79.

The case is being investigated by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office detectives, and the body has been sent for autopsy.

Sheriff Taylor says DNA tests will be required in order to make a positive identification. At this time, the man’s identity and age remain unknown, as does whether or not foul play was involved in the death.

“We are not clear on how long the body had been there. It was starting to decompose,” said Sheriff Taylor. “We have no idea whether foul play is involved or not.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 903-729-6068, or Anderson County Crime Stoppers at 903-729-8477.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Sheriff Taylor about the case. Click below for more.


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