Levelland Police investigating suspicious death

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LEVELLAND, Texas– A death investigation is underway after investigators said they found a decomposing body in Levelland Wednesday evening.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Levelland Police responded to 13th Street and West Avenue after reports of a body being found, said Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia.

The body was found by a family about to take pictures in front of a tree when they saw the body, said police.

Investigators believe they know who the person was, as they found an ID in a wallet on the body, according to police.

However, Garcia said the identification of the person was being withheld until family members are notified.

Police said the investigation was treated as a suspicious death due to where the body was found and the decomposition it was found in.

However, after an autopsy was performed in Lubbock on Thursday, Garcia said they believe the cause of death was either an overdose, or from natural causes.

The case remained under investigation Thursday.

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