Early this morning (7/2), Lufkin Police were called to the 100 block of Collins Street in north Lufkin.

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A passerby discovered a man's body in a grassy area beside the road.

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Investigators with Lufkin Police believe the deceased man had been there for several hours. The cause of death is currently unknown, and an autopsy has been ordered.

Although the man had no identification on him, detectives believe they know who he is. However, they are awaiting fingerprint confirmation, after which his identity will be released following family notification.

The investigation into the man's death is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lufkin Police Department at 936-633-0356.

Lufkin Crime Stoppers

Officers continue to ask for the public's help in a fatal hit and run that took place in early June.

On June 07, between 10:30 and 10:45 PM, a vehicle struck a bicyclist in the 2300 block of N Timberland Dr (near the overhead railroad crossing). According to investigators, Darryl Thorton was riding his bicycle in the outside, northbound lane of Timberland Dr when he was struck from behind. The driver fled the scene, leaving Thorton in the roadway where he was later pronounced deceased.

The suspect vehicle likely sustained damage to the front end from striking the bicycle tire and bicycle frame. Any transferred paint from the bicycle will be blue in color. The hood and windshield might be damaged too.
Investigators need help identifying the vehicle and driver responsible for this fatal hit and run and Crime Stoppers has a cash reward available for the first, most accurate, anonymous tip that helps solve the case.
Tips are accepted only at 639TIPS.com, through Crime Stoppers' app (639TIPS.com/app) and, through calls to (936) 639-TIPS.

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