A pair of hunters in Texas stumbled on what are believed to be the remains of someone who died almost two years ago, sparking a murder probe into the case.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office said that what appeared to be a human skull and bones were found on Saturday morning, around 10:30 a.m., in Weatherford, Texas.
“The remains were scattered on the southwest corner of the property in about a 50-yard radius,” Sheriff Larry Fowler said in a press release.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office expert forensic anthropologist said that the remains likely belonged to a Hispanic female who was in her late 20s or early 30s, and who died sometime over the last nine months to two years.
“The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, Parker County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers are are jointly conducting the investigation as a murder case,” Fowler said. “We are searching every available database for a possible match to identify the victim.”
Additionally, what is thought to be the waist tie of a bright pink bathrobe (pictured above) was also found near the bones.
“The possible robe tie was located in close proximity to the remains,” Fowler said in the release. “We are hoping someone recognizes it in order to help us identify the victim.”
He added that no further details will be released at this time since it’s still an active investigation.
[Photo Credit: Parker County Sheriff’s Office]
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