Authorities investigating dead body on side of Angelina Co. road

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's deputies are working to identify a woman's body discovered along a rural road north of Lufkin.

The body was found Sunday afternoon along Royce Oliver road, off of FM 2021, just west of Highway 69 North.

Authorities were dispatched some time before 4:30 p.m. to what was believed to be an auto-pedestrian accident. Upon arrival there was no vehicle at the scene. Authorities did find the body of an unidentified female in the ditch on the side of the road and sealed the scene.

Judge Donnie Puckett, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace, pronounced the woman dead on the scene.

The woman's identity has not been determined and the case is being treated as a homicide. An autopsy will be performed in the coming days to determine a cause of death.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, Angelina County Sheriff's Office and Precinct 2 Constable were all on scene.

If you have any information about this case please contact the Angelina County Sheriff's Office at: 936-634-3331 or call Crime Stoppers: 936-639-TIPS

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