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Postal worker murdered while delivering mail Friday
From STAFF REORTERS
POINT BLANK — The body of a Coldspring mail carrier was found Friday evening in her burned-out vehicle on Harrell Road near Morris Creek, hours after she was reported missing. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Texas Rangers and Troopers with Texas Department of Public Safety as well as San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office and Pct. 4 Constable are combing a heavily wooded area looking for a person of interest, according to Dana Carter, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The vehicle was found, heavily damaged by fire Friday afternoon, on Harrell Road near the intersection of Morris Creek, but officials said they could not positively identify it. Family members and coworkers waited for news at the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office. Carter said first responders received a 911 call that someone needed assistance, but they did not locate the person. "They found a vehicle that looks like her vehicle. It was burned so bad they cannot tell if there is a body in it," Carter said. At 9:50 p.m. officials said she was shot at a different location then driven to where the vehicle was set on fire. Watch for updates on this breaking news story at www. EastTexasNews.com.