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San Aug. Co. authorities release more details on skeletal remains


A logging crew discovered human remains in a densely wooded area of San Augustine County last week, authorities revealed on Monday.

Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham said the crew called in the report of the skeletal remains last Monday, shortly before 11 a.m.

Investigators arrived on the scene and suspected the bones were that of a human and sent photos to a forensic anthropologist at the University of North Texas. The anthropologist confirmed the bones were that of a human.

Cunningham said the remains were boxed and shipped to North Texas to determine circumstances of the death and who the person was.

Last week, Nacogdoches County Chief Deputy Terry Masten said they suspected the remains were those of a man reported missing in the county 10 years ago. Cunningham said he had no knowledge of who it might be, but did confirm a vehicle was towed from the area a long time ago.

Cunningham would not reveal the exact location of where the remains were found in order to protect the investigation.

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