By KERRY CRAIG
News-Telegram Staff Writer
Sheriff’s investigators, assisted by canines specially trained to search for human remains, were back on property just off State Highway 11 west Wednesday morning.
Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum said Texas Ranger John Vance had taken the suspected human remains to an anthropologist and forensic pathologist to determine if the remains were, in fact, human and, if the remains are human, to learn a possible age, size, race and gender.
“The first thing we’ve got to do is to verify what we have and how long it’s been there,” Tatum said. “We are just uncertain at this time.”
Tatum said Thursday the remains, discovered by a property owner, looked to be human and appeared to be small.
The area where the remains were found was marked off into a grid and officers searched but could not find any other remains.
Along with Texas Department of Criminal Justice canines, Texas Ranger Vance and Sulphur Springs police investigators are assisting sheriff’s investigators in the investigation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has offered assistance and is standing by if needed in any investigation.
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