The owner of a scrap metal recycling business was found dead inside his San Leon trailer Wednesday, according to the Galveston Sheriff’s Office.

James L. Jackson’s death was suspicious, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

A search was on Thursday for at least one person of interest believed connected to Jackson’s death, officials said.

Jackson, 51, was found dead inside a RV trailer in the 1000 block of 16th Street about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies were called to the trailer by one of Jackson’s friends, who had found him dead in the living room of the trailer, the sheriff’s office said.

The friend was checking on Jackson because he had been unable to reach him by phone and was worried, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dennis Macik said.

The sheriff’s office did not release details about what caused Jackson’s death or what kind of injuries he suffered.

Jackson was last seen alive about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Macik said. He lived alone.

Sheriff’s office investigators found Jackson’s blue Ford truck with a magnetic advertisement for his business, Scrappy Recycling & Demolition, in Pasadena on Thursday afternoon, Macik said.

Investigators were looking for a person of interest connected Jackson’s death, but no charges had been filed, and the person hadn’t been named publicly, Macik said.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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(2) comments

James Lippert

James Jackson was known by many people as "Scrappy" in the San Leon/Bacliff area. He was involved in recycling scrap metals and such. May Scrappy RIP.

Doug Sivyer

Poor Scrappy

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