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Man found murdered at American Inn

Joshua Anthony ParkerTimothy Franks, age 49 of Mount Pleasant, was found dead from an apparent stabbing at the American Inn at 415 NW Access Road of I-30 in Mount Vernon around 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 6.

The body has been sent to the Southwestern Institute for Forensic Science in Dallas to determine an exact cause of death. Joshua Anthony Parker, age 19 of Morris County, was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the case. See the April 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.