Authorities Investigating After Body Was Found in Ector County
Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Authorities are investigating after a body was found in Ector County.

On Wednesday morning, a pumper was going to gage a well at a Concho operating lease, south of Fulton and Bell Street and that's when the worker found 42-year old Humberto Villanueva laying on the ground next to his truck.

Authorities had to use gas masks to go near the body because there was a high presence of H2S gas in the air.

H2S is hydrogen sulfide.

If it's in a high concentration, when you breathe it, it could kill you in about five minutes.

Once it was safe, medics entered and determined Villanueva was dead.

The cause of death is being investigated.