Preliminary autopsy results returned on body found in NE Longview

Preliminary autopsy results returned on body found in NE Longview

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The autopsy has started on 40-year-old Donald Merrills, but it will be weeks before it's complete.
However tonight, we do have preliminary findings from that autopsy taking place at a tyler forensics lab.

Merrills was pronounced dead, after someone noticed his body outside a home monday night here on rebecca circle in Northeast Longview. Tyler pathologist Dr. Robert Lyon says Merrills had an abnormal heart, and that his body had ant bites but no other injuries.

According to the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, foul play is not suspected, but Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson ordered the autopsy.


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