Longview, Texas — On October 14, 2013 at 1:42 p.m., Longview Police were investigating suspicious activity in the 1000 Block of Sabine Street. The officer was walking back to his car after completing his assignment when he noticed something that caught his attention. The Officer went over to investigate further and discovered a dead body laying a short distance away. Police are currently investigating the cause of death and to identify the body. Longview Police will release further information as it becomes available.
Longview police have positively identified the body discovered on October 14, 2013 as Maria Raquel Johnson, 41 of Longview.
Detective Cheathem would like anyone who may have seen an early 2000's model Chevrolet Suburban or similar SUV parked on the side of the road in the 1000 Block of Sabine Street on October 13, 2013 to contact him. Detective Cheatham feels the SUV may be burgundy in color and have double rear doors. Witnesses told Detective Cheatham that they saw a "Mexican male" come out of the woods near the vehicle that day.
Detective Cheatham can be reached at 903-237-1147 or 903-452-3514or if the tipster wishes to remain anonymous they can contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-7867.