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Man found dead at MCC’s Highlander Ranch identified

Highlander Ranch. (MCC photo/file)
Highlander Ranch. (MCC photo/file)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 22, 2018 at 12:27 PM CDT
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A man found dead early Friday at McLennan Community College’s Highlander Ranch in the 200 block of Cobbs Lane was identified late Friday afternoon as the school's former campus police chief, Larry Radke.

“Chief Larry Radke’s McLennan family is heartbroken,” MCC President Johnette McKown said in a statement.

“He always had a cool head and kept everyone calm and safe. We will all miss him.”

McLennan County Chief Deputy David Kilcrease said the call came in around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Investigators said they don’t think foul play is involved, Kilcrease said.

Retired Waco police detective Clayton Williams took over as the school’s campus police chief this week.

The 200-acre ranch in Bosqueville is home to the school’s Veterinary Technology, Agriculture and Veterinary Assistant programs and also provides horseback riding lessons, children’s camps, horse boarding and continuing education courses.

MCC purchased the property in 2002.

The ranch used to be the site of Bentwood Farms, which grew into the largest breeding farm in the U.S. for Egyptian Arabian Horses.