Murder Investigation

by Christa Lollis

JASPER, TX (KTRE) - Jasper police have confirmed the suspect, Eric Smith and the victim, Martin Byerly were in a car and a hotel room together.

They hope to have DNA results in the next few days confirming that the remains found in June are that of Byerly's.

He had been missing since September of 2007. In June, Smith led police to the body and to the hotel room where DNA was taken.