Jacob Garrett (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department)
WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV) -
Authorities have released the cause of death for Jacob Garrett, the Whitehouse teen whose body was found in a wooded area in March.
The Smith County Sheriff's Office received notification from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas that the cause of death for 14-year-old Jacob Hamilton Garrett of Whitehouse was mixed drug toxicity.
Sheriff's officials say the body was found in a wooded area about 40 yards off the road just south of Loop 49 near Whitehouse next to Nipper's Quality Auto Works.
An employee from the auto shop was outside repairing the business's fence near the woods, when they saw the body and called authorities.
The family reported Garrett as a runaway on February 13 and the Sheriff’s Office utilized the media in an attempt to get the information out to the public. Garrett was a seventh grade student at Whitehouse Junior High.
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