Deceased Man Found In Parked Vehicle Near Livingston, LIVINGSTON, May 8, 2015 - At approximately 1 pm on May 8, 2015, workers with the Texas Department of Transportation made a grisly discovery when they spotted an older model Mitsubishi pickup parked on an unimproved road where Pan American Drive merges into US-59 South in South Livingston. The workers summoned authorities. Officers with Livingston Police Department showed up as well as investigators with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol. The deceased person has been identified as John Edward Kimberlin, IV, 46, of Livingston. Kimberlin had a crack pipe in his hand, and according to investigators, was in a relatively advanced state of decomposure. There were no visible wounds on Kimberlin. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino, performed an inquest at the scene and ordered a autopsy. A first-call car from Pace Funeral Home transported Kimberlin from the scene. Kimberlin was taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy. A rollback wrecker from Barnes Towing recovered Kimberlin's vehicle and it will be stored in Livingston.
The small road is just off the Pan American / US-59 merger ramp in South Livingston.
Detective Christi Allen (right) is the primary investigator.
Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino, performed an inquest at the scene.
A first-call car from Pace Funeral Home transported John Edward Kimberline, IV, to the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office.
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