John Ingle , Times Record News
The body of a man convicted of indecency with a child by exposure Friday has been sent to Dallas County for an autopsy.
Iowa Park Police Department Lt. Jimmy Eaton said the body of Dennie Robert Mathews, 65, was sent to Southwestern Institute for Forensic Sciences to determine the cause of death. He said they aren’t able to make a determination on the case until the results of the autopsy are received.
There were no physical signs of trauma.
Eaton said it will take about six weeks for toxicology tests to be completed.
The lieutenant said a call came in Saturday morning regarding Mathews’ condition. He was transported by emergency medical technicians to United Regional Health Care System and later to Hospice, where he died.
It took a jury a little more than 30 minutes in the 78th District Court on Friday to convict Mathews of the indecency charge. The conviction stems from a Nov. 30, 2014, incident at an Iowa Park car wash.
As reported by the Times Record News previously, Mathews was sitting in his Chevrolet Silverado pickup at Mean Green Car Wash located at 600 West Highway St. He told detectives during an interview that the reason he had pulled into the business was because he had seen children playing outside.