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Police Investigating Body Found in Midland

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

On Wednesday morning, residents in Midland got a traumatizing wakeup call after a body was spotted in plain view near a church.

Midland police responded to Neely near Midkiff by the Unitarian Universalist Church where a of a man was found slumped over next to a tree.

NewsWest9 received multiple calls from viewers around 8 am who say they were driving by the area and saw the body.         

Police say the man committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Neighbors in the area were in shock and worried about the well-being of their loved ones.

"She found out that. It looked like somebody was dead so I came over here to make sure she was okay because she saw everything before the police even got here,” said Mike Small, a nearby neighbor.

We are told the family of the man are from out of town but have been notified of his death.

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