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02/08/07 - Beaumont, Texas

Body Found In Texas Home Year After Rita

A potential homebuyer inspecting a home damaged by Hurricane Rita over a year ago found the remains of the 51-year-old owner inside, authorities said Wednesday.

Larry Euglon, whose body was found on Jan. 27, apparently was a loner and foul play was not suspected, Justice of the Peace Vi McGinnis told the Beaumont Enterprise. Autopsy results were pending.

Authorities don't believe his death was hurricane-related.

"This is the most bizarre case I've ever handled," said McGinnis, a justice of the peace for 20 years.

Neighbors said they thought Euglon had evacuated and never returned. The hurricane made landfall at nearby Sabine Pass on Sept. 24, 2005.

The newspaper reported that the dining room table was set with placemats, china and wine glasses. Outside, a tree leaned on the roof and debris littered the yard.

McGinnis said authorities found Euglon's wallet on the dresser. That and conversations with his daughter helped identify him.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press.

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