Body Found in Barn

LIBERTY, September 25, 2015 - After almost a year’s wait for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office to receive the results of an autopsy and D.N.A comparison for identification purposes, Lead Investigator Sgt. Brian Bortz reported that recently received Medical Examiners results confirmed that D.N.A comparison identified the decomposed remains to be that of Kersha Lane Aswell, D.O.B 7-19-75.

In addition the autopsy findings ruled the cause of death to be the result of an over dose of illegal narcotics.

In February of this year, court records reflect that Billy Ray Bennett, D.O.B. 12-21-69, owner of the home on CR 146 North where Aswell was living at the time of her death, entered a plea of guilty in Judge Chap Cain’s 253 District Court to the charges of “Tampering with Evidence” and “Abuse of a Corpse” of which he was sentenced to twelve (12) years and is presently serving.

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