POSTED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:13am
Wood County, Texas (KETK) — The Wood County Sheriff's Office is investigating the findings of a burnt body after a Tuesday morning structure fire.
Deputies were dispatched to a home on Farm to Market Road 2088 regarding a structure fire and the finding of a body.
Upon arrival, officials found the house, which was destroyed, with only a few ashes still smoldering.
On the west side of the home, deputies found the body of Roy Dan Stout, partially burnt. The body was sent to Dallas for an autopsy.
The fire at the home, which was located several hundred yards from the road in dense woods, was not seen or reported by neighbors which concluded the fire happened at night.
The house and body were discovered around 10:10 a.m., by Larry Stout, the brother of Roy, when he came to check on a water leak.
An investigation has been launched and KETK will update information when it becomes available.