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Authorities suspect bones belong to Nacogdoches Co. man missing 10 years ago


Authorities believe a 10-year-old missing person case in Nacogdoches County could be connected with this week's discovery of skeletal remains in San Augustine County.

The small amount of bones were found Monday in a deeply wooded area of rural San Augustine County.

"There is a possibility that these remains could belong to a missing person reported to the Nacogdoches County constable's office approximately ten years ago," said Terry Masten, chief deputy of the sheriff's office. "And that's due to the fact that the missing person's vehicle, approximately ten years ago, was found in close proximity to where those skeletal remains have been located."

DNA testing will confirm if the remains belong to the missing man.

Texas Rangers are investigating the case, along with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office.

Calls to the SACSO and Texas Rangers for comment were not returned.

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