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UPDATE: Hitchhiker discovers body near I-20 in Gregg County

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:30pm

LONGVIEW — Officials tell KETK crews on scene, a hitchhiker discovered the body around noon on Wednesday as he was walking along the westbound lanes of I-20 near a concrete barrier.

Gregg County authorities say the body is a white female, but are unable to determine her age or identity.

They have sent her body for autospy, and have not yet determined whether the woman died of natural causes.

Officials also tell KETK, they are unsure how long the body has been next to the road.


Our reporter headed to the scene reports traffic is down to one lane on Interstate 20.

Officials suggest an alternate route, but if you do need to use it, take Eastman Rd.


LONGVIEW — Longview Police tell KFXK , a man found what appears to be a dead body on a walk this morning.

It happened in the Westbound lane of Interstate 20, near Estes Parkway in Gregg County.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available to us.

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