Smith County Sheriff investigating body found in wooded area

Body found by three juveniles

Smith County Sheriff investigating body found in wooded area

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found in a wooded area Saturday.

According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the body was discovered in a wooded area off Highway 69 South of Interstate 20.

The sheriff’s office said the body was found by three juveniles. Deputies arrived just before 2:30 p.m. Detectives were then called out to the scene.

The sheriff’s office said the body was that of a homeless individual and was in a state of decomposition. They said the body is being taken to Southwest Forensics in Dallas.

KLTV will continue to update this story.

Body found in woods

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