QUITMAN - A preliminary autopsy ruled an 81-year-old Winnsboro man's cause of death to be homicide, Wood County Justice of the Peace Cindy Weems said.
Weems said the report attributed the man's death to "multiple sharp force injuries."
According to Wood County Sheriffs' Lt. Jerry Blaylock, deputies were called to the residence located at 2460 FM Road 852 near Winnsboro on Feb. 25 where they found the body of Don Randoll Askew. Blaylock said investigators believe someone placed the emergency 911 call, after evidence was found near Askew's home, which indicated there may have been problems.
No arrests have been made, but police said they are searching for a person they believe to be responsible for the death.