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6 jailed during murder investigation

By Valerie Reddell

WOODVILLE — Six people face charges for multiple offenses as part of investigation into the death of Brandon Robertson, 25, of Nederland, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.

Robertson's body was found on May 27 by Spurger firefighters responding to a small woods fire on CR 4600, just off Hwy. 92 north of Fred.

An autopsy revealed that Robertson had been shot multiple times.

Detectives from the Tyler County Sheriff's Office were joined by Texas Rangers and game wardens for an investigation that included multiple crime scenes in Jefferson and Tyler counties, Weatherford said.

Evidence gathered from those sites as well as numerous interviews with witnesses and suspects revealed that Robertson was murdered in Jefferson County and later transported to Tyler County were his body was dumped.

One of the six suspects is currently being held at the Tyler County jail on charges of tampering with/fabricating physical evidence, a second degree felony. Bond has been set at $150,000. Five others were taken to the Jefferson County jail on a variety of charges that were filed after they were interviewed by investigators.

Watch for updates at www.tylercountybooster.com as this investigation continues.

Autopsy concluded on man reported missing

Weatherford also reported that medical examiners have ruled the manner of death of George "Cliff" Neyland III, 36, of Colmesneil as "undetermined."

Neyland had been reported missing May 28 after he did not return from a boating trip the previous on the Neches River.

A search was conducted by Texas game wardens, Federal Parks Service rangers and Tyler County deputies but they were unable to locate the man or his boat.

On May 31, TCSO received a call from a man who discovered a body in the Neches River when he was checking on his hunting camp.

Neyland's body was taken to the Forensic Medical Managment Services of Texas for an autopsy where medical examiners reported they could not determine whether the death was natural or a result of an accident or homicide.