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Killeen Police Department release identity of female body found under tree

Posted at 1:24 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 17:35:20-04

Killeen Police Department officers dispatched at around 9:30 a.m. in reference to a possibly deceased individual found.

An unconscious female was found at the 4800 block of Rainbow Circle lying under a tree. Plastic bags covered a portion of the female's body.

Police released the identity of the victim on Wednesday as 54-year-old Ronda Kaye Mack.

Paramedics arrived on the scene to provide first aid but were unable to detect any signs of life. Homicide unit detectives were on the scene investigating.

Joe Fogel, who found the body and called 911, said, ”My stomach sank. Once I realized what it was I was like, this can’t be happening, right here. Right here, of all places.”

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke announced the victim deceased at 10:50 a.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Currently, there is no indication of foul play pending the results from the autopsy and Killeen PD does not suspect any impending danger to the area.

”There’s a reason why I found her when I did and again my heart goes out to her family and if there’s any way they want to contact me, I'm available," said Fogel.

This is all the information available at this time and the investigation is ongoing.