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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  • by Melissa Jones-Flores Location: Dothan on Apr 16, 2008 at 06:49 PM
    I talked to Mr. Joe Monday, afternoon around 3 to 4:30, and I am so hurt, that some stupid a-- person would do this to a good man. He was proud of his family. I want them to know that he loved his kids.I will miss Mr. Joe, and I hope that they catch (no matter who catches this person)and kill his murderer. This should be how people are punished, not let back out on the streets. Ever person who is a criminal, should lose their rights to everything!!!! I see Mr.Joe's face, I see him in my head getting attacked, I hear his voice. My 14 year daughter can't believe that he's dead,she doesn't want to talk about it, she had talked to him too. How does these things go away? They don't. God have no mercy on this murderer's soul. Tex was a great person, who knew him, don't forget him!!!!!
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