Human remains found in Nacogdoches County believed to be of missing woman

Source: Chimney family
Source: Chimney family

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County investigators believe human remains found in the county Sunday afternoon are that of a woman who went missing in July.

Sheriff Jason Bridges said dispatch received a call around 2:52 p.m. Sunday in reference to possible human remains found in a wooded area in the Sand Hill community on State Highway 21.

Bridges said deputies identified the bones as human remains, and investigators with the sheriff's office and the Pct. 4 Constable's Office began searching the area, where several human bones were collected, along with woman's clothing.

Bridges said a landowner was checking out his land when he found the remains.

Bridges said they believe the remains may be of Centralla Chimney, a 69-year-old woman who was reported missing on July 27. The remains were found less than three miles from her home. The dress found in the woods also matched the description of what Chimney was last seen wearing.

Chimney suffered from a mental illness and was known to walk frequently along Highway 21.

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