Police investigating after body found in Longview

Published: Aug. 8, 2016 at 7:25 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2016 at 8:46 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Police are investigating after a body was found Monday afternoon in Longview.

About 3:15 p.m., the body of a Hispanic male was located near the intersection of Green Street and Bostic Drive.

The department later released a statement on the case.

"On August 8, 2016 at 2:38 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to a Check Welfare in the area of South Green Street and Bostic Drive. When officers arrived they found a body in the field. Police are beginning their investigation at this time," the statement read.

Police say they had to receive permission from the landowner before they could enter the property. About 4:45 p.m., officers were able to go onto the property.

According to a Gregg County Justice of the Peace, the man's death appears to be from natural causes. His death remains under investigation. The person has not been identified at this time.

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