Lavaca County man, 44, found dead at home


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A 44-year-old man was found dead in his home on state Highway 111 near Hope early Friday morning.

He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Lavaca County Justice of the Peace Alene Lyons.

Lyons pronounced Jimmy Ray Borchardt dead at 5:45 a.m. and ruled the death a suicide.