Man found alongside U.S. 82 dead from 'natural causes'

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GAINESVILLE, Tex. -- Authorities say a 51-year-old Gainesville man who was found dead about 100 feet from U.S. Highway 82 died from pneumonia.

Cooke County Sheriff Mike Compton says Lee Roy Reynolds was found around 2:30 on Friday afternoon just east of Gainesville.

An autopsy reveals Reynolds died of natural causes and that no foul play was involved.

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COOKE COUNTY, Tex. -- Sheriff Mike Compton says the body of 51-year-old Lee Roy Reynolds was found lying about 100 feet from the road.

Reynolds' body was discovered around 2:30 pm Friday, just East of Gainesville, just West of Oak Ridge.

Authorities say they don't know how long Reynolds' body had been there, but they say they do not suspect foul play.

"The body will be sent to Dallas to find out exactly what he died from," said Cooke County Justice of the Peace Dorthy Lewis.

Officials say preliminary reports indicate Reynolds died of a pre-existing medical condition.

They tell us he recently had pneumonia, and he was under a doctor's care.

The Sheriff says his office is still investigating.

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