Decomposed Body Discovered Outside Rusk

Cherokee County investigators await autopsy results on a badly decomposed body found in a wooded area Tuesday. The body of a black male in his forties was discovered in the Shady Grove community on C-R 2962, just seven miles east of Rusk.

Sheriff investigators believe a man fitting that same description disappeared from a home not far from that county road last week. Authorities are waiting for a final autopsy report before ruling the death foul play.