LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV)- An investigation is underway in Longview Monday after a body was found this morning. Police responded to a call about a dead body just after 7:00 a.m. in the 1100 block of Sabine Street.
Upon arrival, they discovered a man's body. Officials tell us they are investigating this as a homicide.
It happened in a heavily wooded area. Train tracks on one side, a new trailer park on the other, and an oil well where a car sat unattended Monday morning. That's when a passerby came across the body.
"We believe this was a homicide, but in the beginning it came in as a dead body call," Longview PIO Kristie Brian said.
Officer Brian tells us police found a male body lying next to a car near an oil well. They suspect he was killed overnight, but didn't say how.
"We, as always, treat dead bodies as homicides and began an investigation," she said.