Update: Law officers investigating body found on Cherokee Co. property

UPDATE: CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) ) – The Texas Rangers and Cherokee County Sheriff deputies are investigating a body discovered on property near New Summerfield.

Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell confirms the New Summerfield Police Department and the Texas Rangers responded to the area located off FM 235 and County Rd. 4411.

CBS 19 has learned that two clients of Frazer Realty Company found the body.

According to a press release from the New Summerfield Police Department, officers began a investigating a missing persons report on July 24, 2014 on Javier Jimenez.

Jimenez was reported missing by his wife, who stated she last saw him on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at their home in New Summerfield.

Jimenez left at 7:00 am, for work in the Jacksonville area. Jimenez did not return as expected and was subsequently reported as missing.

The New Summerfield Police Department initiated an investigation, conducted interviews and pursued investigative leads in an attempt to locate Jimenez.

On July 29th, 2014, a 2001 Ford pick-up was reported abandoned on a parcel of land in rural Cherokee County near Reklaw.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and located a body in the bed of the truck. The New Summerfield Police Department responded to the scene as well.

An inquest was performed by Cherokee County Precinct #4 Justice of the Peace, Judge Vera Foreman. Foreman ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

On July 30th, 2014, New Summerfield Police Department officers traveled to Dallas and attended the autopsy. The officers collected evidence; however the cause and manner of the death were not reported at the time of this press release. The body has not been identified at this time.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.


 


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