JASPER, Texas — Foul-play is not suspected in the death of a 47-year-old Jasper man who was found behind an auto parts store in Jasper.
Officers with the Jasper Police Department are investigating after the discovery of the man's naked body behind the O'Reilly Auto Parts shop in the city.
Preliminary autopsy results revealed no signs of foul play or trauma, according to police. Medical examiners determined the cause of death was health-related.
The police department received a call Wednesday about a possible body found in the 1300 block of South Wheeler Street, according to Lt. Joshua Hadnot with the Jasper Police Department.
Officers found the man's body around 1 p.m. and initially said it appeared his body may have been dumped at the location.
The 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by Jasper County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Raymond Hopson.
Investigators say the man, whose name has not been released pending notification of family, lived relatively close to the business.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
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Read initial news release from Jasper Police Department here...
On Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, at approximately 1300 hours Officers with the Jasper Police Department were dispatched to O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 1369 South Wheeler in reference to an unclothed white male being discovered by employees in a nearby grassy area. Upon arrival Officers located the unclothed body near the rear parking lot of the business and secured the scene. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called out to the scene along with Jasper County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Raymond Hopson. The unknown victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hopson, who ordered an autopsy. The autopsy will be conducted in Jefferson County. There was no indication or evidence at the scene that was located to reveal the identity of the individual or what caused the death. As it appeared the body may have been dumped at the location.
Read the 4/14/22 updated news release from the Jasper Police Department here...
Update as of 4/14/22 @ 5:30pm On Thursday April 14th, 2022, Investigators received information pertaining to a possible identity of the unknown victim. Investigators conducted follow-up interviews to discover the victim to be identified as a 47-year-old white male pending notification of next of kin. Investigators were able to determine the 47-year-old male lived relatively close to the business as well. Preliminary autopsy results revealed no signs of foul play or trauma, as medical examiners explained that the cause of death was health related. Jasper Police continues to investigate details surrounding the incident. We will provide updates with more information when we receive it.
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