UPDATE: Deputies from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers identified the victim as 43-year-old Nacogdoches native, Thomas Vaiden Sluterbeck.

According to authorities, Sluterbeck was identified using facial imaging technology with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Police are seeking a witness that may be able to help identify a suspect and vehicle involved in a homicide on Monday night in Nacogdoches County.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's office is asking for the witness that honked at a car that pulled out in front of them from the Gravel Ridge Church onto Farm-to-Market Road 225 around 6 p.m. Monday night to call them.

"We believe that the person driving the suspect vehicle was involved in a homicide and law enforcement is seeking to identify this witness," the press release states.

The victim is a white male in his mid-thirties to late forties, and authorities are still working to identify him.

If you have any information on this case please contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office at 936-560-7794 or Crime Stoppers at 560-INFO.