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Headless body found in Texas pickup truck

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas -- Authorities in Texas say a man's headless body was found in a pickup truck parked at a boat ramp, reports CBS affiliate KHOU.

The body was found May 3 in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck near the Austin Bayou waterway, and has since been identified as Jubal Dee Alexander, from Port Arthur, Texas.

Alexander was living out of the truck after moving to Brazoria County to work at a plant, according to Brazoria County Sheriff's Capt. Chris Kincheloe.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, Kincheloe told CBS News. It's not clear if Alexander was alive or dead when decapitated, but the case is being handled as a homicide investigation, Kincheloe said.

"We're going through our paces trying to run down as many leads as we can," Kincheloe said.

Despite what the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office described as an extensive search for Alexander's head, it has not yet been located. Positive identification was made through fingerprint analysis, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities say the victim was last seen alive on April 27 in Angleton, Texas.

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