Road crew finds decomposed body in Cherokee County median

Published on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 12:20 - Written by

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com

WELLS -- A crew hired by the Texas Department of Transportation made a gruesome discovery this morning when they found the body of a woman in the median where they were mowing. 

Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell said the crew discovered the body about 3.5 miles north of Wells in the median of the roadway on U.S. 69.

"Right now, we don't know all that much, but it appears to be a white female was found in the grassy median," he said. "I just got here myself and we have just begun our investigation."

Campbell did not give any other details about the woman, but did say the body was severly decomposed.