Former Southern Texas Rep. Found Dead
A former Texas state representative has been found dead in Harlingen three days after he was reported missing from an assisted-living facility in the city.
Harlingen police spokesman Sgt. John Lee Parrish said Sunday that the body of 78-year-old Don Lee was found by one of his sons in a brushy area just under a mile from the facility that reported him missing on Thursday.
Parrish said an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death. He said police also will investigate how Lee, who suffered from Alzheimer's and other medical conditions, was able to leave the facility.
Lee, a Democrat, served three terms in the Texas House representing Cameron and Hidalgo counties in the 1980s.