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24-year-old man found dead in ditch near subdivision in Henderson County

The investigation is ongoing.
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HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas — The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found Monday morning.

According to Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, 24-year-old Darrell Gene Blankenship, III, of Tool, was found dead in a roadside ditch near the Sky Country Subdivision.

Authorities received a call from a passerby just before 9 a.m.

Hillhouse says the body was sent to American Forensics in Dallas for autopsy.

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is being aided by the Texas Rangers, the Henderson County District Attorney's Office. and the Henderson County County Attorney.