SOUTHEAST TEXAS - by KFDM News - KFDM News has learned autopsy results determined a dead body found is that of a missing woman.
Newton County Sheriff Eddie Shannon told KFDM News the woman is identified as Tami Higginbotham.
Police said Joshua Latham told Detectives where to find the body in Newton County on Friday.
Watch KFDM News at 6 pm. Six news reporter Justin Hinton spoke to Sheriff Eddie Shannon about the autopsy results.
Friday - Newton County Sheriff Eddie Shannon tells KFDM information provided
to law enforcement officers led to the discovery of a woman's body at
about 5:45 p.m. Friday in a hunting club off State Highway 62 in Newton
County. As we reported at 10 p.m., officers from Orange, Newton and
Jasper County investigated the crime scene. An autopsy is pending at the
forensic center in Jefferson County.
Shannon told KFDM law enforcement officers could recognize features
on the body, including tattoos and other features that fit the
description of Higginbotham, 41, of Vinton.
Investigators also discovered other evidence at the scene, according to Sheriff Shannon.
Relatives in Southwest Louisiana reported Higginbotham missing last Saturday, February 9.
Family members say she traveled from Vinton to Orange to meet Joshua Latham, 26, of Orange, about buying a cell phone.
Investigators from the Orange Police Department began
searching for Latham and described him as a person of interest in
Latham was arrested in Tennesssee on Thursday night
for an outstanding warrant. He was found at a home along with his
girlfriend and their two-week-old son.
Investigators from Orange County interviewed Latham in jail. Stay with KFDM and kfdm.com for the latest on the investigation.