Residents react to grim discovery

Residents react to grim discovery

GRAHAM, TX (KAUZ) - Residents in Graham are unnerved after police found the body of a white male behind a church Saturday morning.

"It's scary and crazy," Kylee Meeks said.

Meeks lives in a home next door to the church where the body was found. Officers were called out to the 1000 Block of Loving Highway Saturday at 6:13 a.m. for a suspicious circumstances report.

"It's crazy that there's actually people like that in Graham that would do that," Meeks said.

Police said they found the body inside one of the clothing collection boxes behind the church. An investigation into the circumstances of the man's death is ongoing.

"You know with two kids, you think, is it ever going to happen to us?" Meeks said.

Meeks and other residents we spoke to said they are baffled that a body was found, and in all places, behind a church. The identity of the man found has not yet been released. An update is likely to come on Tuesday.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

Official Press Release Below

Press Release

Body Recovered in Clothes Collection Box

Graham, TX, July 2, 2016: On Saturday morning, July 2nd, 2016 at approximately 6:13 Am Graham Police Officers responded to a suspicious circumstances report in the 1000 block of Loving Highway in Graham, Texas. Upon arrival, police met with two subject who reported that they had discovered a body in one of the clothing collection boxes behind a church.

Officers checking the report discovered the body of a white male within one of the containers. Investigators were called to the scene and an investigation has begun into the circumstances surrounding the death of the individual.

Law Enforcement is not releasing the identity of the individual pending positive identification and notification of the family.

At this time, no other details are being released.

Tony Widner

Chief of Police

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