Man Found Dead in Pugh Park in Christoval
SAN ANGELO, TX — Christoval VFD, and Tom Green County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive man lying on the ground in Pugh Park near Christoval. Commissioner Bill Ford confirmed the man was seen earlier “walking around in a daze.”
Moments after deputies arrived, Sheriff David Jones confirmed that a 24-year-old male was found dead in the park. The cause of the death is pending an investigation.
Ford said an alcohol abuse and drug problem is cropping up again in the county’s largest public park and reports of zoned-out people frequenting the park are coming in more than they were just a year ago. Ford led a county effort to clean up Pugh Park, build better facilities, and a boat ramp for the South Concho River.
At the scene, law enforcement officers are pushing the media back from where the man was found on the ground. The Sheriff is just beginning the investigation, so very little will be released until the man is identified.
Update 6 p.m.
Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck pronounced the man dead at approximately 5 p.m. the Sheriff said. Buck ordered an autopsy on the body. The Sheriff is withholding releasing the name of the victim for now while family members are notified.
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