Brooks’ cause of death determined
The autopsy report has been returned by Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences on the cause of death for Dwayne Douglas Brooks, 40, on Dec. 9, 2017. It was determined that the bones found in the home revealed that Brooks had been shot in the chest.
“Based on the information gathered during the investigation, my office is treating the death of Dwayne Brooks as a suicide. Mr. Brooks left a suicide note along with a handwritten will. Further, the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas, concluded that the death was a suicide,” said Freestone County District Attorney, Brian Evans.
Brooks was last seen in Teague on July 25, 2016 when he was working as a long haul truck driver. He was reported missing, by his family, in November 2017 and Texas DPS put out a missing person alert. There was a question that he possibly decided to stay in Florida or Georgia. The deceased’s brother was mowing the yard and keeping watch on the house while he thought Brooks was on the road.
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