East Texan detained after body found in barn

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 10:32 AM

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man has been arrested after investigators found a body in a barn on his property.

Liberty County jail records show 44-year-old Billy Ray Bennett was held without bond Tuesday on charges of evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse.

Online jail records don't list an attorney for Bennett, who was arrested Monday after authorities received information about possible remains at the home and searched the place.

Liberty County sheriff's Sgt. Brian Bortz says the remains appear to have been in the barn for several months. Investigators did not immediately provide additional details on the remains found wrapped in a tarp.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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