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Investigators search pond for possible link to human remains


JASPER COUNTY - by Scott Lawrence - KFDM News has learned the Jasper County Sheriff's Office along with F.B.I. agents, the Texas Rangers and other law enforcement officers, are searching a pond in southern Jasper County to determine if there is a possible link to human remains of a man found earlier this week near Jasper.


Stay with KFDM and kfdm.com for updates on the investigation.


A KFDM photographer took video Friday morning of investigators draining the pond and searching the area in and around the water. At this point, officers say there's no evidence to determine if there is or isn't a link.


Investigators are also searching an area off Highway 96 north of Jasper where a skull, bones and other human remains were found Tuesday.


Deputies say they've found a jacket and shoe they believe belonged to a man but there's no indication of whether they're linked to the remains. 


Sheriff Mitchel Newman tells KFDM News scentific testing indicates the skull is that of a white man and it had been in the location for about three years.


There are no missing persons cases from Jasper County from that time period, but investigators say there are such cases from the area including Orange, Tyler, Hardin, Newton and Angelina County.


Officers hope DNA testing of the bones yields information about the person's identity and cause of death.

Investigators search pond for possible link to human remains

Wednesday, March 13 2013, 10:13 AM CDT
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