Man found dead along banks of Neches River

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Earlier this evening, a man was found dead along the Neches River. Anthony Brent West, 38, was last seen Saturday night leaving Jimmy's Bar on Highway 94. The search for West began after friends called police to report they had not heard from him since that night.

Today investigators found his body on the northwest side of the Angelina County Bridge on the banks of the Neches River. Investigators said it is still undetermined how West died. They said they do have reason to suspect his death may be a result of a hit-and-run.

Authorities said West was heavily intoxicated Saturday night, which could have also played a role in his death. Autopsy and toxicology reports will now be sent off to determine his exact cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.