Clues Uncovered in Suspicious Grimes County Death

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

Authorities in Grimes County are now one step closer to identifying the human remains found off County Road 234 just south of Shiro.

The sheriff now tells News 3 that the bones found buried deep in the woods are known to be that of a white male in his twenties or thirties, between 5'5" to 5'9" and weighing about 140 pounds.

"We've got several persons of interest," Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said. "A few cases have been reported to us in the surrounding South Texas area, so we're looking at those."

Authorities say a positive ID could come as early as Wednesday after the dental records are checked.

Loggers who were clearing the area first discovered the remains last Friday. Since then, the remains have been sent to a forensic lab at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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