LCSO Death Investigation
LIBERTY, November 21, 2014 – On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 19th, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was dispatched to a home in the 1300 block of County Road 2066, in reference to a possible suicide. When the first LCSO unit, Deputy William Candelari arrived on the scene, he was directed to a small camper-type trailer near the back of the property. Upon entering the trailer, he observed a victim on a bed, lying on his back with a rope around his neck. The victim appeared to have been deceased for some time. Liberty County EMS was called to the scene, but resuscitation efforts were not possible.
LCSO Sergeant Investigators Kenny Dagle and Josh Cummins were called to the scene. Justice of the Peace # 3 Cody Parrish was also summoned for an inquest.
The owner of the property that the trailer sat on was Liberty Boucher. The investigation determined that the victim had been staying on the Boucher property, in the trailer for some time. On Wednesday afternoon, since Boucher had not heard or seen the victim for awhile, she went to the trailer to check on him. She knocked on the locked door several times, but got no response. With the victim’s absence being highly unusual, Boucher forced her way into the trailer. It was there she found his body in bed, with the rope crudely affixed to a screwdriver wedged into a ledge above the bed. Further investigation indicated depression might have been an issue for the victim.
Judge Parrish ordered an autopsy on the victim, 33 year old Johnny Lee Myrick. Investigators and the Judge will await the final autopsy results for the official cause of death to be released. Until that time, the investigation into the death of Johnny Lee Myrick remains open.