Unexplained death under investigation

Published 10:54 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017

From staff reports


A report of a robbery and stabbing turned out to be false on Monday.

Pinehurst Police Department Officer J. Trussell responded to the call at 12:23 p.m. at Sussex Manor Apartments located at 3000 Macarthur Drive in Pinehurst in reference to a death investigation where initial reports indicated the victim may have suffered from stab wounds following a break-in but the investigation proved that to not be the case.

There is no apparent cause of death and an autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Derry Dunn.

Raymond Lynn Maddox, 54, has been identified as the victim.

Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III has confirmed that Maddox did reside at that address with his common law wife.

Hanauer added that any information as to the cause of death at this point would be purely speculative and that more definitive information should be obtained during the autopsy.

In addition to Pinehurst officers, officers with the West Orange, Orange and Bridge City Police Departments, Texas Rangers office, Orange County Sheriff’s office and members of the Orange County Homicide Investigation Team, Orange County District Attorney’s office and Jefferson County Crime Scene Unit responded and assisted with the investigation.