Ector County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Deceased Body at Kent Kwik in West Odessa


West Odessa/Ector County/February 23, 2023-On Thursday, February 23rd at approximately 6:04am Investigators with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office responded to a deceased body found in proximity to a trash dumpster at the Kent Kwik located at West University and Roundup in West Odessa.  

A spokesperson for the Ector County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the victim was seen alive inside the Kent Kwik Convenience Store then shortly after, exited the store. It is unknown if the person was inside the dumpster or how the victim ended up with bodily injury. 

Ector County Sheriff Office officials did confirm that there was no indication of foul play. 

The Investigators processed the scene by taking measurements and taking pictures of the Republic Trash Dump truck. The West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department washed down the area where the body of the deceased person was laying. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office took possession of the Republic Trash Truck. 

It is believed that the victim was homeless. No ID was found on the deceased. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. 

It’s unknown if an autopsy will be requested by the Ector County Sheriff’s Office. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

This is DRB Media Communications Digital News. 

Author: Danny Barrera

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