On Monday, 12/23/2017 at 12:23 P.M. Officer J. Trussell of the Pinehurst Police Department responded to Sussex Manor Apartments located at 3000 Macarthur Drive in Pinehurst in reference to a death investigation.  Officers located a white male deceased within the apartment.  Initial reports to the Pinehurst Police Department indicated that the victim may have suffered from stab wounds following a break-in but the investigation proved that to not be the case.   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.  There is no apparent cause of death and an autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Derry Dunn.  The victim has been identified as 54 year-old Raymond Lynn Maddox, a white male.  Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III has confirmed that Maddox did reside at that address with his common law wife.  Chief 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.

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