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BODY FOUND IN WOODS

Approximately 11:20 a.m. Monday the Walker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call stating a body was in the National Forest off FM 2929. Deputies responded to the location just about one mile from FM 2296. There, approximately 100 feet from the road they found a young Hispanic male dead.

Deputies along with the Texas Rangers and DPS spent almost 5 hours investigating the scene and gathering evidence.

It is believed the body has not been there more than 24 hours.

Sheriff McRae said at this time as the investigation continues there is little information to release, He did say it was a young Hispanic male but wasn’t prepared to release an exact age until next of kin can be notified.

At this hour Rangers and Walker County Detectives are checking leads in several parts of the county.

This is the third homicide in just a few months. The last was a grandmother and her grandson found dead in a home just west of Huntsville.

Sheriff McRae said hundreds of pieces of evidence are now at the DPS lab being analyzed. There have been no arrests.

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