Nacogdoches police investigating 37-year-old man’s death as homicide

Updated: Oct. 23, 2020 at 3:16 PM CDT
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - After detectives with the Nacogdoches Police Department found obvious signs of foul play at a home on Ridgewood Drive where a man’s body was found Friday morning, the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Sgt. Brett Ayres with the Nacogdoches Police Department said NPD dispatch got a call about an unresponsive man at a home in the 500 block of Ridgewood at about 9:22 a.m. Friday. NPD officers went to the scene and found Frederick Roberts, 37, of Nacogdoches dead.

No one else was at the home when police got there, Ayres said.

Because of “obvious signs of foul play,” detectives from the Nacogdoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division were called out to the scene to investigate Roberts' death as a homicide, Ayres said. As of about 3:20 p.m. Friday, NPD detectives were still processing the scene.

Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Dorothy Tigner-Thompson pronounced Roberts dead at the scene. She ordered an autopsy in the case, Ayres said.

Ayres said the Nacogdoches Police Department will release more information on the case as soon as it comes in as long as it does not hinder the ongoing investigation.

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