The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 58 year old man in Vidor.

After responding to a 911 call around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, to an address on Buckhorn Street, emergency medical services and sheriff’s deputies found the homeowner, James Bertrand, dead on the scene. Signs of injury were evident and an autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace Rodney Price.

According to Capt. Tommy Smith, the Orange County Criminal Investigations Division is interviewing people present at the home, as well as surrounding area neighbors.

Foul play has not been ruled out. Investigators are awaiting results of the autopsy.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.