UPDATE 12/23/16, 7:21PM: Police have identified the deceased as 22-year-old Donte Javon Samuels of Killeen.


Killeen police are working to determine the cause of death of a man found dead in the front yard of a home on South 56th Street Thursday morning.

Police responded to the 300 block of S. 56th around 6:15 AM after a homeowner reported a man possibly sleeping on his lawn.

Officers found an African-American man lying dead in the caller's yard. A justice of the peace ordered an autopsy.

Police have not released the deceased's identity, nor have they said whether or not they suspect foul play. They are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), bellcountycrimestoppers.com, or via the P3Tips mobile app.

Crime Stoppers will not ask your name, and information leading to an arrest could net a cash reward of up to $1,000.