Body found in field identified

Authorities say a body found lying in a field near a home on Gulf Company Road is Brandon Wayne Wright, 34, of Houston. The body was discovered by a man looking for a lost cow on Sunday, July 21.

“The identification was made through documents found in his wallet, not through DNA, which we haven’t gotten back yet,” said Liberty County Sheriff’s Capt. Ken DeFoor. “The identification was also made through the man’s family.”

DeFoor said that Wright had been staying with a friend who lives nearby and was last seen on July 15 when he drove away from the property in a pickup truck.

According to DeFoor, there were no obvious signs of foul play. The cause of death is still undetermined at this time.

“We are still waiting for toxicology and autopsy reports,” said DeFoor, adding that it is a lengthy process.

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