Lufkin, TX (KTRE) -Autopsy reports are just back in the death of Samuel Pirtle and Tyrone Underwood, two unrelated unsolved deaths being investigated by the Lufkin Police Department.
Police Lieutenant David Young tells KTRE's East Texas News autopsy results show Pirtle died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. Officers found the body of an adult male in a wooded area off Henderson Street on November 3rd. The body was believed to be that of 41-year old Samuel Pirtle, who had been missing for more than a week. Officers had been 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. Autopsy results released today indicate the cause of death was suicide.