According to Early Police Chief David Mercer, the man is identified as Brandon Lee Abernathy of Brownwood. Abernathy was staying at a friend's house in the 200 block of Hillcrest Drive in Early when he was found at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Mercer reported that the reporting party said Abernathy was not breathing and was cold to touch when the 911 call was made. He had apparently been deceased for several hours when the call was made.
Investigators are meeting with medical examiners in Austin this morning to try and determine the cause of death, Mercer said. Abernathy had no signs of a physical struggle and family has stated he had no medical condition.
An autopsy was ordered by Judge Brian Thompson.
(Information from BigCountryHomepage.com)