Man Found Murdered in Ector County, Victim Identified

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Ector County authorities are in the midst of a homicide investigation after a man is found dead, south of Odessa.

The body of 53-year-old Thomas Fisher Goodnight was found in his home at 5447 east Hammett on Wednesday afternoon.

According to investigators, Goodnight failed to show up at work and an employer found the body a short time later.

No word yet on exactly on how Goodnight was killed.

The body has been sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy.

Results from that autopsy could come as early as Monday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Ector County Sherriff's Department at 432-335-3050 or Odessa CrimeStoppers at 432-333-TIPS.