Posted: Nov 16, 2012 5:19 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Nov 16, 2012 6:40 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Investigators have released photos of evidence in hopes of identifying the person whose remains were found near the Joe Fulton corridor.
An AEP worker found the human remains buried in a shallow grave Monday afternoon. Investigators found several pieces of clothing near the scene. The Nueces County Sheriff's Department said the case is possibly a homicide.
Investigator Sergeant James Pool showed several pictures of clothing that were laying near the human remains that were discovered earlier this week.
"We found most of the skeleton and like I said most of it was buried," Sgt. Pool said.
Investigators said, the remains were found buried in a shallow grave and that body was covered with dirt from the torso up leaving the victims legs and feet exposed.
"The reason the foot was contained is because it was still in the sock," Sgt. Pool said.
Investigators believe it was a male in his early thirties wearing gray Adidas pants and a pair of Nike shoes.
"The shoe is a Nike Air 45. The tag that was inside the shoe has a bar code and they can tell you what assembly line that shoe came off of," Sgt. Pool said.
That style was made in 1999, meaning the victim died after that year. Investigators said, several families have called to ask if this person could be their missing family member but those people haven't been missing long enough to match the decomposed body.
"It had to be at least more than a year, a year or more," Sgt. Pool said.
Officers said, they wanted to release these photos in hopes of bringing closure to a family who may have a missing loved one.
"Someone is going to recognize, this person that was missing, he had a pair of shoes like that or he always wore these winds pants," Sgt. Pool said.
Investigators also found duct tape at the scene but cannot confirm whether or not it was part of the crime. Detectives are also trying to determine whether the victim was killed in the area or just dumped there.
They said, they are waiting on results from the anthropologists to see if that can help them figure out who the remains belong to.
If you have any information or recognize any of the items in the pictures, your asked to contact the Nueces County Sheriff's Department.
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