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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.

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