MARFA, Texas (AP) - The Texas sheriff who responded to Antonin Scalia's death says he didn't know it was the Supreme Court justice who had died until he arrived at the scene because the person who called 911 refused to say whose body had been found.
Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez on Tuesday said the owner of the ranch where Scalia died called authorities shortly after noon Saturday, saying only that the person's name is "big and it's overwhelming." No EMS services were requested.
Dominguez says he drove about 30 minutes to the Cibolo Creek Ranch near Marfa and found Scalia's body.
Ranch owner John Poindexter has said Scalia seemed normal at dinner the night before he was found "in complete repose" in his room.
The county judge decided no autopsy was needed.
The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose in the Supreme Court's Great Hall on Friday.
The public will be invited to pay its respects from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Scalia was 79 years old.
He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice.
Funeral plans still have not been released.