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East Texas authorities investigating possible homicide

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Jack Eugene Pierce (Source: Upshur County Jail) Jack Eugene Pierce (Source: Upshur County Jail)
GILMER, TX (KLTV) - What began as a welfare concern has now become a possible homicide investigation.

According to the Upshur County Sheriff's Department, deputies were dispatched to a home in the southwestern part of the county in response to a welfare concern on August 26. Upon arrival at the residence, the body of 45-year-old Jack Eugene Pierce of Gilmer was located.

Evidence found at the home led deputies to become suspicious and investigators with the sheriff's office were called to the scene. An autopsy was ordered by Upshur County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Laura Norred.

It is unknown if there are any suspects at this time.

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