Man arrested for murder in Polk County after body found in wooded area

UPDATE: Authorities said Wright has been arrested and is in the Polk County Jail.

POLK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man in a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found in a wooded area.

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According to officials, Jasmine Muldoon was reported missing on Sunday, and the next day, her body was found off US Highway 59 near Livingston. Her body has since been taken to the medical examiner’s office for investigation and to determine cause of death.

The sheriff’s office said a first-degree murder warrant has been issued for 23-year-old De’Andre Wright, of Livingston, and they are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

“Sheriff Lyons is asking that you do not approach De’Andre Wright and that you immediately contact your nearest law enforcement agency if he is seen,” officials said in a release.

The Polk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Wright’s arrest. Anonymous tips can be reported to 936-327-STOP or

Anyone with information about the case or Wright’s location is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810. Anonymous tips can also be sent in to P3 online, the P3 App or to Polk County Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP.

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