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Homicide Investigation Begins After Body Found In Field Near Sherman

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- We now know the name of the victim after a homicide investigation is launched following the discovery of a body in a field near Sherman.

On Thursday, the victim was identified as Albert Duane Parker, 48, of Denison.

Now, they're trying to find out just who killed the man and why. The body was removed this evening from a spot not far from a country road. Neighbors are surprised, except for those old enough to remember a murder that happened nearby many years ago.

Deputies say a 9-1-1 call led officers to this spot around the 1100 block of Baker Ridge Road, east of Sherman around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

"The Sherman Police Department received a call of a body in a field. They came out, checked it, confirmed there was a body here," says Sheriff's Office Lt. Rickey Wheeler.

A dead man around 50 years old was laying in the field, Wheeler said.  Investigators looking into what they say is a murder questioned at least one neighbor on this road.

"They just asked me if i'd heard any motorcycles or anything running up and down the road and stuff," says neighbor Anthony Fielden.

"That's very abnormal for this area. It's very quiet out here and we normally don't have anything," says neighbor Kimberly Voiles.

Right now, deputies aren't saying how the man died. They believe this remote area was chosen as a location in which to dump the body.

"It's kind of scary, to think that someone dumped a body down the road," says neighbor Rita Bailey.

"There's someone else that was killed.." says neighbor Bill Wesson.

After 30 years living near a red building where he says his late wife taught disabled kids, Wesson remembers a murder on this street.  Four people were killed at an ultralight airplane hangar at Bob Tate's ranch in 1983, and Lester Bower sits on death row.

Now, a murder just down the road on a quiet tract. "They've got the one oil, well, just the pumper, out here, but now they have drilled a new one about another mile or two on down," says Wesson.

"It's out of the norm," says Fielden.

A place quiet but so close to Sherman, that it's less than a mile from the city limits.

"They realized it was outside the city, so they called us we came out and we've worked the scene along with the Texas Rangers," says Wheeler. "The body will be sent off to the medical examiner's office in Dallas to determine exactly how he died."

Neighbors we spoke to say they haven't seen anything out of the ordinary. The Sheriff's Office is hoping to learn more after the autopsy is performed.