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Body found in Wood County, authorities investigating as homicide

The body of a man was found in a clearing along Wood County Road 2388. (Source: KLTV) The body of a man was found in a clearing along Wood County Road 2388. (Source: KLTV)
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Wood County Sheriff's Office received a 911 report Thursday evening at 5:40 pm of a dead body located off of CR 2388.

The body of an unknown male was discovered by deputies and was sent off for autopsy and positive identification. The condition of the body indicated that it had been at the location for several days.

People who live in the area and travel the road frequently said they were alerted to the body when an unusual number of birds were lurking in the area.

"My dad's boss stopped to see what the birds were eating off of and unfortunately it wasn't a hog or anything. It was a human," said Susana Cortez.
"Honestly, if my dad's boss wouldn't have stopped by there to see what it was, they would've never found anything."

Cortez said her parents who live in the area are 'spooked' by the body being found and is in disbelief this could happen so close to home.

Sheriff Jim Brown stated that the death is being treated as a homicide. Anyone with information in reference to missing persons or facts that may provide leads in this on-going investigation, is requested to contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit.

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