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Former Newton County D.A. found dead

12 News has confirmed former Newton County District Attorney Robert Choate was found dead around 5p.m. Friday in Louisiana.

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office preliminary autopsy results show Choate died from a gunshot wound. Authorities say Choate was found dead in a vehicle parked near a vacant building off Highway 171.

According to authorities, a witness recalls seeing the vehicle there since early morning. The vacant building's owner found Choate's body. The sheriff's office says there are no signs of foul play, but the death remains under investigation.

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