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Human remains found on property once residence to man missing for two years

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 22, 2013

Monitor Photos/Pearl Cantrell

Monitor Photos/Pearl Cantrell

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Sheriff’s deputies are conducting an investigation following the unearthing of human remains at a property on the north side of U.S. 175 between Mabank and Eustace Nov. 20.
Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt told The Monitor that the skeletal remains will be sent to The Center for Human Identification’s Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology at the University of North Texas for analysis and identification.
Last year, investigators received information that lead them to believe that the remains of man who had been missing for a year might be found on the property. However, after an exhaustive search, their findings were inconclusive.
Recently, a new owner of the property started clearing and moving dirt, when he came upon what he suspected were human remains and called the sheriff’s office to investigate.
The missing person has not been seen for two years now, Nutt said. “We won’t know if this is him until the anthropologist confirms the identity,” he said.
Nutt believes it may be the man in question because of the information his office has received that he once lived on the property. Nutt said his office has received other information that makes him suspect foul play is involved.
Monitor Photos/Pearl Cantrell On Friday, investigators from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney sift through dirt for bone fragments from human remains uncovered on property fronting the north side of U.S Highway 175 between Mabank and Eustace. Officials suspect foul play connected with a man reported to have lived on the property who has not been seen for two years.

Monitor Photos/Pearl Cantrell
On Friday, investigators from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney sift through dirt for bone fragments from human remains uncovered on property fronting the north side of U.S Highway 175 between Mabank and Eustace. Officials suspect foul play connected with a man reported to have lived on the property who has not been seen for two years.

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