Lehman graduate found dead in vehicle

A gofundme account has been established to help the family of Ben Verse pay for his funeral expenses.

Verse, 19, of Kyle, was found dead in a vehicle early on Wednesday. Sept. 25. Police said the vehicle was in the parking lot of a “closed business” in the 2200 block of Interstate 35 in Kyle. He was pronounced dead by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith.

Police said little else about the case except that the vehicle Verse was in was discovered by an officer on routine patrol at approximately 12:35 a.m. and that the case is under investigation as a homicide.

Smith would not add any details. “There’s nothing that I can release unfortunately because of the ongoing investigation,” she said. “I cannot impede that.”

According to the gofundme page, Versa was a graduate of Lehman High School where he had been a student athlete.

“Ben was one of those guys who could walk in the room and get everyone to laugh and smile,” Will Engleman posted on Lehman High School Athletics. “Ben was taken from us too soon.”

Funeral arrangements were unknown at press time.

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