June 27, 2022 12:42 pm



A 911 emergency call to the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher at approximately 10:pm last night sent the North Liberty #77 Fire Department to a burning pick-up truck on CR 2741 just north of Rye, Texas in the Big Thicket Estates area. According to Sheriff’s lead Investigator Sean Mitchell, an unidentified deceased white male was found behind his burned-out truck. Investigator Mitchell said leads in the early stage of the investigation are being followed up on to identify the victim and what may have caused his death and who may be responsible for his murder. Investigators spent more than 20-hours on the scene along with the Texas State Fire Marshal investigators, and Texas Ranger along with Liberty County Detectives, and the Liberty County District Attorneys Office. For several hundred yards prior to where the truck entered the woods a trail of blood could be seen. Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Judge Cody Parrish conducted the inquest and ordered an autopsy. A second scene was not far away at a home in the 800 block of County Road 2737 where yellow police tape encompassed the area and a patrol unit sat guard. Investigator Mitchell is requesting anyone who may have any information on the circumstances of this murder case to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 or the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) where a cash reward could be obtained for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this murder. The identity of persons providing “tips” to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.

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