Still no ID on body found in Crockett fire

HOUSTON, TX (KTRE) - According to a Crockett Police spokesman, dental records were not able to be found on a body found burned to death in a Nov. 25 house fire.

Detective Clayton Smith told KTRE that the department will now have to wait on a DNA test to come back.

"It will take a while to get it back," Smith said. "It could be up to six weeks."

The Crockett Police Department and a representative from the state's fire marshal office started an investigation after fire fighters with the Crockett Fire Department found a body burned to death in the back area of a house in the 600 block of South 4th Street.

Crockett Police Chief David Cross said the house was vacant and had no electricity running to it.

Officials believe that the person could have been homeless and possibly started a fire in the room to stay warm.

The victim's body was sent to Tyler for a preliminary autopsy.

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