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UPDATE: No foul play in Gladewater woman's death

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UPDATE (1/4/2013): Gladewater police say an initial examination of Heather Holcomb's body revealed no wounds. Chief Farrell Alexander said Thursday that a combination of medical conditions and exposure to Tuesday night's cold temperatures is to blame in her death. The department does not suspect any type of foul play.

The full autopsy report on Holcomb's body will take six to eight weeks to complete.


UPDATE: Gladewater Police tell CBS 19 that Heather Holcomb's caretakers were the ones who reported her missing.

Holcomb had only stayed at the home in the 600 block of W. Gay Avenue a short time; although she had lived in Gladwater in the past.

Holcomb's body was found in the woods approximately 50 yards northwest of the home she lived in. 


 

UPDATE: Texas Rangers are assisting Gladewater Police in the investigation of what caused a missing woman's death.

Officials on the scene tell CBS 19 that the focus of the investigation is the house where 39-year-old Heather Marie Holcomb went missing from early Thursday morning.

KYTX CBS 19 has a crew on the scene and will bring more updates as they become available.

 


 

GLADEWATER (KYTX) - Gladewater Police Department are investigating the cause of death of a missing person found in the woods.

At around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Gladewater Police were called to a home in the 600 block of W. Gay Avenue in reference to a missing person.

It was reported by the resident that 39-year-old Heather Marie Holcomb had been living at the location for the past few days. Holcomb had walked away from the home sometime during the night and was found by the resident and brought back inside. Later during the morning, the resident discovered the victim missing and called the police. The victim allegedly suffered from various mental health issues.

A missing person investigation began and an immediate search of the area was made. After daylight, additional personnel were formed into a search party and a new search was made.

Holcomb was found dead in the 700 block of Gay Ave. located off the roadway and in the woods.

The investigation continues to determine if any criminal offense occurred.

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