PALESTINE, Texas (June 7, 2023) Police are investigating the death of a man after his body was found near the Palestine Mall Wednesday morning.
Around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, emergency services were dispatched to the parking lot of the Palestine mall in the 1900 blk. of S. Loop 256 in reference to a deceased subject.
Officers arrived and found an unidentified black male deceased in the grassy area near the parking lot. Based on items found at the scene, the subject appeared to have been consuming alcohol at the location prior to his death.
There were no obvious signs of foul play.
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Gary Thomas has ordered an autopsy in this case.
Anyone with information on the possible I.D. for this subject or with any other related information is asked to contact Det. Jason Waldon at (903)731-8497 or the Palestine Police Department at (903)729-2254.