Queen City murder suspect's body found

By Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 06/26 2014 05:29AM

Updated 06/26 2014 10:37AM

Update at 10:20am:

The Queen City Police Department investigates the murder of Marshantha Latrice Frank (27), and says it's still ongoing.

A body found, around 8:45pm Wednesday, matched the description of Minniefield.

He was found at the Piney Point boating area at Lake Wright Patman.

An autopsy is pending and fingerprints are being sent to the lab to confirm the person's identity (but it is believed to be Minniefield by other means of identification).

Queen City police say that it appeared there was a dispute between Frank and Minniefield about personal matters and this may have been the driving force behind this incident.

It hasn't been determined, at this time, what the dispute may have been about.

Queen City Police spent most of the day Tuesday following up on leads that were called in by people.

They received help from the Texas Ranger Service who Chief McGee requested to head the investigation.

The Texarkana Police Department also helped in following leads about the suspect.

Although this investigation has come to a close regarding the suspect, it will take several weeks to compile all the information in this case.

Original Story:

A body found in a Texas campground is that of the alleged murder suspect.

Cass County Sheriff, Larry Rowe, confirms to NBC 6 News that officers were called to Piney Point Campground late Wednesday night.

A concerned person noticed a car had been sitting in the campground and hadn't moved for quite some time.

When authorities went to check on it, they found 56-year-old Leon Minniefield inside, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This is a developing news story, stay with NBC 6 News.

Read the original story here.

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