JARRELL, Texas (KXAN) - The Williamson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday a criminal investigation was under way into the death of a 34-year-old Jarrell man.
A woman discovered the body of Steven Neil Chambers on the porch of the Mexicano Grill - a popular Jarrell restaurant - early on the morning of Aug. 29. The woman told KXAN she called 911 after noticing the man lying face down.
Officials say the father of three had been seen sitting on a bench outside the restaurant late the previous night. Two weeks later, they had not determined a cause of death, though they were awaiting toxicology reports.
"This was the last chapter of this man's life," Judge Bill Gravel, Williamson County Justice of the Peace, told KXAN. "We want to make sure we write it correctly."
Chambers, who went by his middle name, was described in his online obituary as "a great dad."
"He enjoyed spending time with his family creating memories," the write-up said. "Neil especially loved boating with his family and friends."
Officials would not say if the death is suspicious. Capt. Fred Thomas of the Sheriff's Office said there were no obvious signs of trauma.
"We hope the next results show us what happened," Thomas said of the pending toxicology report, which should come 60 to 90 days after the body was found. "I suppose things like this are very unusual in a low-crime place like Jarrell."
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