COPPERAS COVE — Police on Thursday confirmed Thomas Wayne White, 44, was found dead Wednesday beneath a tree.

The homeless man was found unresponsive in the 100 block of West Avenue C at 11 a.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Price. Officials said foul play was not suspected in White’s death.

“There is no reason to believe a criminal act was committed,” said Kevin Keller, spokesman for the city. He said White was known to local authorities, and next of kin was notified of his death.

The incident continues to be investigated by Cove police and autopsy reports are pending.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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