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Police investigate homicide after body found (w/ video)

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Nov. 24, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.


Victoria police are investigating the death of a man found in his room early Sunday morning at the Victoria Motel.

Officials suspect foul play, Victoria police investigator, Lt. Mark Jameson said.

Texas Rangers and Victoria police investigators are investigating the death, which occurred at the motel at 709 E. Rio Grand St.

The motel also doubles as residential apartments.

Police did not release the name of the slain man, 66, or how he died.

Victoria firefighters were called at 2:38 a.m. Sunday to extinguish a fire that started in the man's hotel room "A."

The man was dead when officials arrived. He was pronounced dead by Victoria Precinct 1, Justice of the Peace, Richard Castillo, and his body is being sent to Travis County for an autopsy.

No other injuries were reported at the scene.

This story will be updated as more details becomes available. If you have questions or information to share, please call reporter Jennifer Preyss or Sara Sneath in the newsroom at 361-574-1222.

Look for full coverage in Monday's Advocate.

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