Authorities: Name of woman found on Lamar Co. road released

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LAMAR COUNTY, TX -- We now know the name of the Lamar County woman found next to a vehicle on New Year's Day.

Officials say 45 year old Evelyn Denise Davis of Petty was found on the ground off county road 25780 Wednesday morning. Preliminary autopsy results say she died of natural causes.

Sheriff Scott Cass says a bystander saw Davis on the ground and called 911.She was taken to Paris Regional Medical Center...where she later died. The Sheriff says the woman had been riding with her brother in the vehicle when it got stuck...and her brother left to get help.

Officials are awaiting toxicology results.