Fisherman finds man’s body in wooded area
A fisherman on Sunday came upon a man's dead body in a wooded area in south Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The body was found 10:30 a.m. along a tributary that leads into the Trinity River near Private Road 442, just beyond the perimeter where Texas EquuSearch last Friday had been looking for 22-year-old Nathan Heathco.
Heathco was reported missing last week after a car crash on Highway 1409. Deputies responded to an abandoned vehicle call, but by the time they arrived, Heathco was gone. Family members say he hasn't been seen since.
Investigators believe Heathco may have been injured in the crash.
Across the street from the crash site, security cameras at the ESD #3 Volunteer Fire Department captured Heathco walking to a nearby store and then south on FM 1409.
The body found Sunday has yet to be identified. Officials have ordered an autopsy, and the investigation is ongoing.