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Man charged after group finds skeletal remains in southwest Houston

HOUSTON – Police pressed charges Wednesday against a man arrested after skeletal remains were found in southwest Houston.

Houston authorities have accused Jeffery Solomon, 21, for the death of Darius Gatlin, 28.

Officers said a group of people found Gatlin's remains Oct. 16 around 2 p.m. in a forested area near 7100 Jetty Lane. The people were walking when they smelled a foul odor and followed it to human remains covered in dirt.

Investigators said the victim was killed by blunt force and sharp force trauma. They were able to identify Gatlin — who was reported missing in September — using DNA testing.

Solomon was arrested Tuesday.