ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Abilene Police Department has launched a death investigation after a body was found inside a vacant church in north Abilene. According to the police department, there is nothing suspicious about the death.

The pastor of the former Community Baptist Church on the 700 block of N. 21st Street says he was visiting the vacated property to mow the lawn and check out a report of a broken window when he discovered the body.

He claims he went over to the broken window and immediately noticed a foul smell. When he looked inside, he saw a man deceased on the front pew, so he notified police.

It appears the body had been inside the building for some time, according to the pastor.

APD says this is a typical death investigation at this point. BigCountryHomepage will provide any updates if that information changes.