The Eastland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare check on June 26th, on Hwy 112 just north of Eastland to discover an unattended death. At that time it was reported that circumstances surrounding the death were of a suspicious nature.
Today, according to a press release from the Eastland County Sheriff’s Department, a preliminary autopsy reveals severe trauma to the head of the victim, turning this into an active murder investigation.
The victim has been identified as Burton Duane Sanborn, 78. A person of interest has been identified and is being sought at this time.
The Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers are continuing the investigation.