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Authorities investigating body found off Highway 110 in Whitehouse

Authorities investigating body found off Highway 110 in Whitehouse

POSTED: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 6:29pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:27am

Authorities are investigating a body found off Highway 110 near Whitehouse.

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, the body of a white male was found in a wooded area behind Nipper's Quality Auto Works just north of County Road 2125, or Moser Lane, at around 2:18 p.m. Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 Judge James Meredith has sent the body to Dallas for autopsy.

The body was found by an employee at the auto shop who was working on a fence, said Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith. The body was fully clothed and in a decomposed state.

It is unknown if foul play is suspected. More information is expected Tuesday or Wednesday. A cause of death has not been determined.

Sheriff Smith would not speculate if the body is missing Whitehouse teenager, 14-year-old Jacob Hamilton Garrett.

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Please update story as soon as possible. The community and surrounding communities are praying that the local young boy is found safe.

The local officials appear to be standing around chatting and laughing. Please be more aware of the pics you post, for the family's sake.

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