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Officials identify woman found dead near Longview

From Staff Reports
Jan. 12, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.

Gregg County authorities have identified the woman whose body was found on the side Interstate 20 as 39-year-old Melissa Diane Gonzales of Longview.

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies were called at just before noon Wednesday to I-20 near the Estes Parkway exit to investigate a dead body found behind a concrete barrier in the westbound lane of the roadway by a hitchhiker.

Authorities would not speculate on cause of death.

Justice of the Peace Sam Lawson pronounced the woman dead at the scene at 12:59 p.m.



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