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Human Remains Found in Milam County

Milam County authorities continue to investigate after human remains were found Thursday morning, January 13, at about 10 a.m. Workers for the Texas Department of Transportation reported finding skeletal remains off Highway 77 and FM 485 just north of Cameron near some railroad tracks. Milam County Sheriff David Green said a skull and several other parts of the skeleton were found by the crew that was on the highway cleaning up litter. He said that a pair of trousers and shoes were also found.

Greene’s deputies and members of the Texas Rangers and a DPS mobile crime lab combed the area for more than ten hours on Thursday tryng to gather as much information and evidence as possible. It appeared the bones had been spread by animals since the whole skeleton had not been found as of press time. The Milam County Sheriff’s office said the remains had been there for at least six months and they were not aware of any missing person reports filed in the county during that time frame.

Chief Deputy Christ White said the remains were sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine whether or not the remains belonged to a male or female, child or adult, and, if possible, the cause of death.

Green said along with the DPS Crime Lab, forensic experts from Texas State University were on the scene to help with the investigation.

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