Lufkin man found dead in private pond near Center

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 59-year-old Lufkin man was found dead in a private pond north of Center Thursday.

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell said deputies from his office responded to a 911 call about the matter at a private pond located about two miles north of Center on Highway 87 North. The man, who was identified as David Rhoads, was found dead at the scene.

Blackwell said the cause and manner of death are still under investigation at this time.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office declined to release any further information on the matter.

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