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Body found in wooded area in Marshall

Body found in wooded area in Marshall
Published: May. 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM CDT
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The remains were found Monday morning in a wooded area near the intersection of Frierson Road...
The remains were found Monday morning in a wooded area near the intersection of Frierson Road and Mark Hills Road in Marshall, TX

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - A body has been found in a wooded area off of Marks Hill Road and Frierson Road in Marshall. Now, authorities are working identify the remains.

Harrison County 911 dispatchers received a call around 10:30 Monday morning. When deputies arrived they were met by the witness who stated she was looking for plum trees and smelled a strong odor in the area.

Deputies were unable to identify the body due to advanced decomposition of the body. Judge Kent Alford pronounced the body as deceased and ordered an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death. The body was removed to Forensic Services in Tyler.

Sheriff's Investigators and Marshall Police are reviewing all missing person records to aid in identifying this body.

If any person has information to add to this incident they are encouraged to contact the Harrison County Sheriff's Office Investigation Section at 903-923-4000.

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