Skeletal remains found by family’s dog not related to missing person’s case, Luling police say

The skeletal remains were found on Feb. 9

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LULING, Texas – A family’s dog found skeletal remains in Luling on Thursday, but after further investigation, police said they are not believed to be connected to a missing person’s case.

On Feb. 9, a resident on Hackberry Avenue informed police of what appeared to be a human skull that was found in their yard.

Officers learned the family’s dog had found the skull in another location before bringing it home.

The family’s dog had been doing this several times over the course of a week, bringing skeletal remains back to its home from another location, according to police.

The homeowner collected the bones and placed them in a plastic bag, believing they belonged to another animal.

LPD notified the District Attorney of the skeletal remains that were found, as it was in “close proximity to a high-profile missing person’s case in Caldwell County,” police said.

Images of the skeletal remains were given to the AG’s office, which then forwarded them to two separate anthropologists for further examination, authorities said.

Based on those findings, police said the skeletal remains are not believed to be related to the missing person’s case. Though, the remains still have yet to be identified.

The AG’s cold case unit, TexSAR, will conduct a search of the area where the remains were initially discovered to see if there are more.

All of the remains will be handed over to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for further examination.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.