A search warrant for the property where AT&T employee Kenneth Wayne Cleveland’s body was found burned reveals new details about his injuries and the morning of his death.
Cleveland, a 61-year-old AT&T repairman from Hewitt, suffered injuries from a blunt object and suffered “incised injuries,” in addition to being set on fire, according to the warrant.
Police responded to a report of his body being found at about 11:30 a.m. April 22 near an alley behind 525 Novelty St. During the investigation, a witness reported seeing smoke in the area at about 9:30 a.m., about two hours before he was found, according to the warrant.
Cleveland’s personal effects had been removed from the area, including his AT&T shirt, a set of keys, his wallet, ID cards and other miscellaneous papers, according to the warrant.
Officers also took reports from witnesses about a man who lives in the area running away from the scene the morning of April 22. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the man seen running is not a suspect or a person of interest but may be a witness or an “involved party.”
With the search warrant, police collected evidence from 525 Novelty St., including a kitchen knife, clothing, a box cutter and tire irons. No murder weapon was found the morning Cleveland’s body was found.
No arrests have been made in the case. Swanton said the investigation continues.