Man Found Dead Inside Mobile Home

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a man found inside his mobile home located in heavy woods on a winding dirt road.

The body of 69-year-old Joe Tex Johnson was found Tuesday morning inside his home. Officers from the Dothan Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff's Office blocked the entrance to the trailer as they investigated.

Sheriff Andy Hughes declined to release any information about the man found dead inside the home or how he was killed. But he says deputies responded to a call around 11:47 a.m. after a relative discovered the man's body.

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd identified the man. He was found on the floor in the living room a few feet from the front door. Byrd could not release any information about the cause of death except to say Johnson likely died from a gunshot wound.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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