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FBI Joins Investigation of Decomposed Body Found in Scurry County

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NewsWest 9

SCURRY COUNTY - The FBI has joined the Texas Rangers and DPS officials in Scurry County to help recover a body that was found there on Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say the body was found near Lake J.B. Thomas, just off County Road 3236 and FM 1298.

The body appears to have been there a while, judging from how much it was decomposed.

The age and gender of the remains have not been released at this time.

Trooper Sparky Dean says the terrain is making it difficult for authorities to access.

"Folks need to keep in mind; this is a very rural area. There's not, like, a plowed field. This is out in the mesquites and in the cactus. You can't drive there; you have to walk to it. So, that's part of the problem is getting folks in and out," Dean said.

Officials are still trying to decide if the body should be sent to Lubbock or Dallas for an autopsy.

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