At approximately lo:3oam Sunday, a fisherman hunting for a place to fish along a tributary that leads into the Trinity River near Private Road 442 in south Liberty County found the body of a white male lying on the bank of a wooded area near this small body of water and behind a private residence. This area was beyond the search perimeter covered by Texas EquuSearch on their search of Friday, January 15th in an attempt to find 22-year-old Nathan Heathco who had been reported missing since his car crash on Hwy.1409 earlier in the week.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Lead Investigators Lucy Castro and David Meyers said that a positive identification and cause of death cannot be determined until an autopsy has been completed. Justice of the Peace Larry Wilburn of PCT. 4 conducted the inquest and ordered the autopsy. The investigation is on-going and awaiting the result of the autopsy report.