KXAN (AUSTIN) - Texas Rangers are helping Hays County authorites investigateafter firefighters found a body near Buda Saturday morning.
Just before 11 a.m., Buda firefighters responded to reports offire at a garage in the 1100 block of Live Oak Loop. Asfirefighters battled the flames, an explosion rocked the house nextto the detached garage.
"Apparently, gas was leaking in there," said Leroy Opiela, withthe Hays County Sheriff's Office.
That blast shattered windows, and blew out the back wall of thehome.
Firefighters put out the garage fire, and a smaller fire insidethe home. Once they went inside the burned-out garage, they found abody.
"We do not know who this person is yet, " Opiela said. "Thatwill be something for the [Medical Examiner's] office to figureout."
Investigators sealed off the scene Saturday afternoon asdetectives began looking through the charred garage. Opiela said it's not clear whether the person died in the fire, orbefore it started.
"I don't know that we rule out anything," Opiela said. "It's suspicious, and we'll do a thorough investigation to find outwhat it is."
"We called for some help from the Texas Rangers, just to be surewe're doing everything proper," Opiela added.
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