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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 24-year-old man after he was foundin a ditch near a subdivision.

Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said Darrell Gene Blankenship III, of Tool, was found dead in a roadside ditch Monday morning at the entrance of the Sky Country Subdivision. A passerby reported the body to the sheriff's office just before 9 a.m., according to a news release.

Sheriff's office deputies and investigators are looking into the death. The body was sent to American Forensics in Dallas for an autopsy, Hillhouse said.

The sheriff's office is being aided by the Texas Rangers and Henderson County district attorney and county attorney.

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