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Preliminary report indicates killing victim died following stab wound

Taylor Rodriguez, whose body was found in a wooded area off Twin City Highway last week, likely died from a stab wound to the upper thigh area, Port Arthur Police Det. Mike Hebert said.

Lachrisha Abshire

The information comes from a preliminary autopsy report.

Further details are not available at this time.

The body of Rodriguez, 23, a Port Arthur transient, was discovered just before 1 p.m. Wednesday in a wooded area behind Precision Tune near Walmart in the 5000 block of Twin City Highway.

Not long after the discovery police arrested the victim’s companion, Lachrisha Abshire, 33, also a Port Arthur transient.

She remains in custody on a $1 million bond.