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Murder investigation underway after body found in McLennan County home

Deputies are looking for answers and a suspect after the body of a 55-year-old man was found by an acquaintance Sunday evening.

RIESEL, Texas — McLennan County Sheriff's deputies are calling the death of a 55-year-old man a "brutal murder", saying he was shot once during what appeared to be a home robbery gone wrong.

The victim has been identified as Athuro Almaraz.  

His body was found at a home on the 7500 block of East Highway 6 Sunday around 5 p.m. 

Almaraz was last seen alive on Thursday, deputies said.

Investigators interviewed co-workers and friends.

They asked anyone with information to contact the sheriff's office.

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