Body Found Near Bank of Choates Creek, LIVINGSTON, December 28, 2012 - At approximately 2:30 pm on December 28, 2012, a woman walking along the banks of Choates Creek looking for arrowheads came upon what is believed to be a motor scooter crash scene. A black Harley Davidson motor scooter was discovered in the weeds near the bank of the creek. The body of what is believed to be a man was just a few feet away. The scene was under the U-Turn that runs beneath US-59 (north side of creek) near the south end of Livingston. Livingston Police Department was dispatched to the scene to investigate including Lieutenant Matt Parrish, Detective Leon Middleton and Officers Kevin Blackburn and Kaleb Barker. Additionally, troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol showed up to assist in accident investigation. Justice of the Peace, David Johnson performed an inquest at the scene. The victim is believed to have been reported missing since late November, and the body was looked to be in place for several weeks. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene. The name of the victim is being whitheld pending positive identification. The motor scooter was transported from the scene by Harwood Wrecker Service and will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston.