Body Found on Interstate 20 in Nolan County

Photo Courtesy of Melissa Winslow, Sweetwater Reporter
Photo Courtesy of Melissa Winslow, Sweetwater Reporter

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NOLAN COUNTY - A body found on the Interstate in Sweetwater has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office.

The partially decomposed body was found in the median along I-20 on Thursday.

Around 11 a.m., TXDOT crews spotted the body while they working.

Sweetwater Police and the Texas Rangers are working together to investigate the remains.

Police tell NewsWest 9, the suspicious death is being investigated as a homicide.

On Thursday, NewsWest 9 spoke with Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda about rumors of the body being missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.

"We're not going to make any assumptions that it is or is not. I don't think it's fair to the family or the community to constantly speculate whether it is Hailey or not," Frieda said.

The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy.
Chief Frieda says they don't know how long it will take to get the results back.