Lufkin Police officers found the body of an adult male in a wooded area off Henderson Street Monday afternoon. The body is believed to be that of Samuel Pirtle, who had been missing for more than a week.
Officers were searching the wooded area for Pirtle when the body was found. Those woods are near Pirtle's home. A gun was found near the body and an autopsy has been ordered to confirm the man's identity and to determine the cause of death.