Detectives with the Lufkin Police Department are investigating the death of a man who was discovered inside a parked vehicle near Kiwanis Park Monday morning.

According to a media statement, a call came in around 9 Monday morning as a welfare check on an unresponsive man in a truck parked across from McDonalds on South First Street (not pictured in story photo). Officers arrived to find that the man was deceased.

Upon investigation, the man's death does not appear to be suspicious in nature. An autopsy was ordered by acting Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wes Suiter. The man has been identified by police, but his name will not be publicly revealed until sometime Tuesday to allow for the notification of his extended family.

Please keep the man and his family in your prayers.

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The City of Lufkin is reminding area residents that the burn ban for Angelina County and Lufkin continues. Sunday's rain event was a welcome sight. Some locations around East Texas received in excess of 2 inches of rain. However, many more rain episodes need to occur in order to offset our exceptional drought.

Unfortunately, officers and firefighters have been responding to illegal burning calls multiple times a day. Outdoor burning of any kind is prohibited due to the continued extreme fire danger. Illegal burning is a citable offense and carries a fine of up to $500.

Also, continue to use common sense when it comes to the prevention of fires such as the proper disposal of cigarettes and not allowing chains on trailers to drag on the pavement.

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