Investigation underway after man’s skeletal remains found in Chambers County, sheriff says

An investigation is underway after possible human remains were found in an area in south Anahuac, according to Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne. (Chambers County Sheriff's Office)

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas – An investigation is underway after possible human remains were found in an area in south Anahuac, according to Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne.

The discovery was made after deputies were dispatched to the area to a reference call about human remains being found.

Investigators believe the remains may be human due to trauma screws located in a lower extremity bone.

Detectives with the criminal investigations division assisted crime scene technicians to investigate the site where the remains were located in an effort to find additional remains or possible evidence, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Saturday, the sheriff sent members of the Texas Search and Rescue K9 Team to help search in and around the area where skeletal human remains were discovered. He said they were able to excavated and recovered what appears to be the complete skeletal remains of an adult male that would have been 6′0″ or taller in height.

The skeletal remains will be transported and delivered to the University of North Texas, Center For Human Identification’s Laboratory Of Forensic Anthropology in Denton.

Hawthorne has asked that if anyone knows of someone that is missing, that possibly had a medical procedure to a lower extremity in the last few years, to call the Chambers County Criminal Investigation Division at 409-267-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 844-860-8477.


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