Update: Lufkin Police identify woman, subject of "abnormal death" investigation
POSTED: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 9:39am
UPDATED: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 11:49am
Lufkin, TX — Lufkin Police are investigating what they are calling an "abnormal" death of a woman found Thursday afternoon under the Chestnut Village bridge behind Firestone Tire off Timberland Drive. Lufkin Police detectives have identified the body as that of 48 year old Joy Yvonne Bybee.
According to Lufkin Police Lt. David Young, the body of a white female was discovered by someone she knew, who then notified authorities around 5 p.m. Thursday. To get to her body, detectives and crime scene technicians had to navigate a sloping wooded trail before ducking under the bridge that connects businesses lining Timberland Drive to Chestnut Village shopping center.
After viewing the potential crime scene, Young described the woman's death as "abnormal."
As of Thursday night, her cause of death was unknown, but will be handled as a homicide until an autopsy is performed. Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Billy Ball arrived on scene around 5:20 p.m. to pronounce the woman dead. Smith said he did not know the position in which the woman was found, if there was trauma to her body or if she had been living under the bridge.
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