A body was found yesterday in a hidden area off Highway 76 on the northern edge of Blanchard and the death is being investigated as suspicious.
McClain Sheriff Don Hewitt said the body was discovered in the brush about 50 feet from the street.
“The body was decomposed so bad that we could not determine” the identity, said Sheriff Hewitt, but he has an idea of who this person may be. “We do know that we have been looking for an individual who has been missing for about two weeks in this area.”
It seems to fit the case. Hewitt says 31-year-old Dustin Foulks disappearance was reported to his office in early October.
“We’ve had kind of a general area but, again, we had so many conflicting reports coming in so our search area was enlarged.”
The medical examiner has yet to identify the victim.
Police believe the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old autistic man who took the wrong bus home from work on Thursday night is linked to two other suspicious deaths in a Florida neighborhood.
The deaths, which took place in the same neighborhood over the past 10 days, prompted Tampa police to warn residents in the Seminole Heights neighborhood not to walk alone at night. And they’ve asked residents to leave porch light and other external lights on at night.
“Now we have someone terrorizing the neighborhood,” Interim Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan said during a Friday news conference.
He said the three victims have no ties to one another. Dugan asked the public to look at surveillance video of a man who was walking in the area on Oct. 9 when Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed. On Oct. 13, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was found dead in a vacant lot.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man’s body found Thursday morning near the Austin Energy Kingsbury solar station in east Austin is being investigated as a suspicious death by police.
The body of Magdaleno Benitez Flores, 25, was found around 8:22 a.m. in the 5000 block of Alf Avenue, near the intersection of Springdale Road and Airport Boulevard.
MasTec utility employees found the body and called police. Officers say they believe the body was there for several days before being found.
The Travis County medical examiner is performing an autopsy Friday.
Homicide detectives are asking anyone who knew Flores, was in the area of the solar station during the past week, or has any information on the death to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-474-TIPS.