Lufkin Police Releases Updated Info, Pics From Overnight Fire, Death
The Lufkin Police Department is hoping that information and a series of pictures from an overnight truck fire will help secure leads in the death of a man that was found in the burning truck.
Early Wednesday morning (1:00am), Lufkin Police Department officers and Lufkin Fire Department personnel responded to a vehicle fire at 1604 South Medford Drive in Lufkin, near the location of the Lufkin 1st Church of the Nazarene. Responding Lufkin Police officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Renfro Drive and Valley Avenue, the vehicle was off the roadway, on a dirt drive leading to the rear of a manufactured housing business.
Upon approaching the still burning vehicle, the officers saw a burned body in the remains of the vehicle. The body appeared to be that of a male but was too burned for the officers to make any further determinations. The fire damage made difficult the task of identifying the vehicle, the license plates and dash VIN plate were unreadable, but the responding officers believe the vehicle was a Ford F150 truck.
Investigators from Lufkin Police Department and the Lufkin Fire Marshal’s office are investigating the incident. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Wednesday to determine the cause of death. DNA testing will be used to determine the identity of the body.
Anyone with information concerning this incident can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639 TIPS or by submitting an anonymous tip at the Crime Stoppers website.