UPDATE: Wichita Falls Police confirm Wednesday, the identity of the body found is 61 year old William Brantley Gregg III. No cause of death has been determined at this time.
The body was found in the backyard of a home on 10th Street in Wichita Falls Tuesday. Police are interviewing anyone who may have details on how that body ended up there.
2008 10th street was crawling with detectives and crime scene investigators Tuesday, after a body was found decomposing in the backyard. Neighbors walking their dog through the driveway smelled a terrible odor, then saw the body on the ground behind the garage.
Detectives were on scene collecting evidence and interviewing possible witnesses and neighbors. "Interviewing witnesses, residents in the area, also processing the scene in the backyard where the body was found," said Sgt. Spragins.
The owner of the home was questioned as well. Police did not say whether or not he was aware of the rotting corpse behind his home. Residents in the area said they weren't surprised that something like this happened. They just couldn't believe no one knew the body was there.
Sgt. Spragins said, it's hard to tell at this point whether or not there was foul play. "Detectives are telling me that they don't believe they're seeing anything that's criminal. So a lot of that's going to be determined through the Medical Examiner and the rest of the investigation," said Sgt. Spragins.
Police officials said, it is possible the person died of natural causes. The body will be sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiners office for an autopsy.
Detectives will review the evidence collected at the scene and try to piece together the mystery of who this person is and how they ended up in that backyard.