Police identify body found in SW Longview on Monday - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Breaking

Police identify body found in SW Longview on Monday

Area where Johnson's body was found Tuesday Area where Johnson's body was found Tuesday
Desolate location off of Sabine Street in Longview Desolate location off of Sabine Street in Longview
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Longview police have positively identified the body discovered on October 14, 2013 as Maria Raquel Johnson, 40, of Longview. 

Officers were investigating a suspicious activity call near the area at 1:42 p.m. on Monday. The suspicious activity turned out to be nothing more than railroad workers doing their job.

However, after completing this assignment, an officer was walking back to his car when something caught his attention.

"As they were going back to their car one of the officers noticed something, they actually started investigating that and located a body," said Longview Police Officer Kristie Brian.

Gregg County Precinct One Justice of The Peace B.H. Jameson was called to the scene.

"The situation was pretty bad for us; the mosquitoes and where it was. It was right there towards a creek, and the body was partially buried. They were having to uncover it and take samples and pictures to investigate so they didn't lose any evidence at the time," Jameson said.

Jameson said he thought the body had been there less than a week.

The cause of death has not been determined, and the body has been sent off for an autopsy.

Police are still investigating the cause of death and encourage anyone with information to contact Detective David Cheatham at 903-237-1199 or Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-7867.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Elizabeth boil advisory lifted

    Elizabeth boil advisory lifted

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:22:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The water boil advisory for the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted, city officials announced Friday morning. The advisory had been issued by the city on Wednesday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The water boil advisory for the Village of Elizabeth has been lifted, city officials announced Friday morning. The advisory had been issued by the city on Wednesday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Heat index could reach 108 today, here are some ways to stay cool and safe

    Heat index could reach 108 today, here are some ways to stay cool and safe

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:10:26 GMT
    Know the signs between heat stroke and heat exhaustionKnow the signs between heat stroke and heat exhaustion

    We are in the middle of August, and therefore the dog days of summer. That means hot temperatures in the afternoon. For the next few days, afternoon temperatures will be at least 91 degrees. Heat indices could reach up to 110 degrees. That is reaching dangerous levels, especially when spending an extended time outdoors.  After just a few minutes being outside and exposed in the sun, or even in the shade, the heat can cause illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. 

    More >>

    We are in the middle of August, and therefore the dog days of summer. That means hot temperatures in the afternoon. For the next few days, afternoon temperatures will be at least 91 degrees. Heat indices could reach up to 110 degrees. That is reaching dangerous levels, especially when spending an extended time outdoors.  After just a few minutes being outside and exposed in the sun, or even in the shade, the heat can cause illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. 

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC: All lanes open on I-210 EB at the bridge

    TRAFFIC: All lanes open on I-210 EB at the bridge

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:02:10 GMT
    I-210 EB backed up due to accident. (Source: KPLC)I-210 EB backed up due to accident. (Source: KPLC)

    The right lane of I-210 eastbound at Prien Lake Bridge is blocked due to a disabled tractor trailer. Traffic is backed up to I-10/I-210 split. If possible, please find alternate routes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The right lane of I-210 eastbound at Prien Lake Bridge is blocked due to a disabled tractor trailer. Traffic is backed up to I-10/I-210 split. If possible, please find alternate routes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly