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Family worried body found in Cherokee County is their missing father

Javier Jimenez, Source: Family Javier Jimenez, Source: Family
New Summerfield police are at the scene of a body found Wednesday near that city. New Summerfield police are at the scene of a body found Wednesday near that city.
NEW SUMMERFIELD, TX (KLTV) -

New Summerfield police are investigating after a body was discovered near that city on Tuesday.

The body was found in a pickup truck, according to Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell. Realtor Ike Frazer says his clients were planning to close on a piece of property and had gone to look it over. While the clients were walking around on the land in the area of FM 235 and CR 4411 north of Reklaw, they came across the pickup truck and discovered a decomposing body inside.

Understandably shaken, they went immediately to Frazer's office and he contacted the Cherokee County Sheriff for help, he says. The couple and Frazier took the sheriff to the place where the truck was discovered.

New Summerfield Police Chief Andrew Strom released a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding local reports that a man missing since July 23, Javier Jimenez, might be the  body found in the truck. Strom says that the body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy, and officers from New Summerfield police attended the autopsy. The results of the autopsy are not yet available. The body has not yet been positively identified, so it is not clear whether the body is indeed Jimenez. 

Family members of Javier Jimenez say they are certainly worried the body might be their missing loved one, but they are holding onto hope. They say Jimenez left for work last week in his pickup truck and never came home. Friends say officials found Jimenez's cell phone but not his truck. They are waiting for police to contact them with any new information about the body.

New Summerfield is about 10 miles east of Jacksonville on U.S 79.

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