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Body found in Newton County; likely that of man reported missing from San Augustine County
NEWTON COUNTY - from Newton County Sheriff's Office
On April 10th, 2014 at 2:44 pm Newton County Sheriff's Department received a call that a deceased body was discovered off of Hwy 692 North. The body is believed to be that of a missing man that went missing in February 2014 from San Augustine County.
Investigators from Newton County Sheriff Dept. and San Augustine County Sheriff Dept. both worked the scene.
At this time all information pertaining to this case is being without held pending positive identification and autopsy.
Previous report - March 5
SAN AUGUSTINE - by Steve W Stewart/KJAS and Rayburn Broadcasting Company
The search for a missing man from nearby San Augustine County has entered its second week. 53-year-old Allen Ray McKinney was last seen on Friday, February 21st when he left his mother's home in San Augustine.
KJAS News spoke to his mother, Thelma McKinney on Tuesday. Mrs. McKinney said her son lived with her, and he told her that he was going to visit a friend, and he would be back the following day.
However, Mrs. McKinney said he never returned, and calls to his cell phone went straight to voicemail.
Mrs. McKinney said to her knowledge her son didn't have a drug problem, but she said he sometimes had issues with depression.
Allen Ray McKinney is 5'11" and weighs about 230 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen driving a green 1999 Ford Explorer with Texas license plate CRG0751.
On Tuesday, the San Augustine County Sheriff's Department confirmed that McKinney is still listed as a missing person, and if you have any information about him, or his vehicle, you're asked to contact them at 936-275-2424 or your local law enforcement agency.