Suspicious death under investigation
The Carson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death reported in Fritch. The Fritch Police Department and Fritch EMS were first to arrive at 418 Boyd, the home of 57 year-old Larry Ewing King at 4:04 p.m. Friday following a 9-1-1 call from a relative to King.Officers found King dead in a bedroom at the residence. Justice of the Peace Jean Hardman pronounced King dead at the scene around 5:32 p.m.An autopsy was scheduled to decide the cause of death. The autopsy was in Lubbock at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Carson County Chief Deputy Loren Brand stated that King was on parole from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for many offenses, including a parole violation on an original charge of Aggravated Robbery in Randall County. That charge carried a 20-year sentence. Brand stated, “There was no signs of trauma, body wounds, or forced entry. It could be a suspicious death because there are some circumstances suspected. We are just waiting for the preliminary results.”Anyone with information about Mr. King’s recent activities call Chief Deputy Brand at (806) 537-2105.