A 32-year-old man was found dead inside his Killeen apartment tonight after officers responded to a call about a man who was unconscious and not breathing, according to a Killeen Police Department news release.

When officers arrived at the apartment in the 100 block of West Anderson Drive at 6:04 p.m., a co-worker said they were checking on the man since he didn’t show up to work Tuesday and they had not heard from him, the news release stated.

When officers went inside the apartment, they located the resident with apparent trauma to his head. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim dead at 7:14 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. Detectives are awaiting autopsy results to determine the victim’s cause of death.

The victim’s name is withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police ask anyone with information about the man’s death to call Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, go to www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. All information is confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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