Dead body found in front of Rusk church

RUSK, TX (KTRE) - Rusk Police are investigating the case of a man found dead near a church sign off of FM 23 Friday morning.

According to Police Chief Jamie Campbell, a passing motorist found the body right in front of a sign at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church around 6:30 a.m.

Campbell said he could not say whether or not foul play is suspected, but that the body has been sent off for an autopsy.

Although he could not give a reason, Campbell said there is no need for the public to be concerned of any danger in the area.

Campbell said they have identified the man as Christopher Dean Reneau, 42, of Rusk.

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