‘Does not appear to be suspicious’: Luling police recover rest of skeletal remains, ID still pending

The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification is currently examining the skeletal remains

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LULING, Texas – The skeletal remains that were found by a family’s dog in Luling late last week have all been recovered, though the identification is still pending, according to police.

On Saturday afternoon, Luling police said the remains came from an abandoned building not far from the family’s home. They said the scene doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

“At this time the scene does not appear to be suspicious in nature and the sex and race of the subject is not known,” police said.

Authorities were first notified of the skeletal remains on Feb. 9, after a resident on Hackberry Avenue claimed to have what appeared to be a human skull in their yard.

The skull was one of the many bones that the family’s dog had uncovered over several days. The homeowner, who believed they belonged to another animal, had placed the bones in a plastic bag.

Police turned over the skeletal remains to the District Attorney, as they were found in “close proximity to a high-profile missing person’s case in Caldwell County,” LPD said.

Images of the skeletal remains were given to the Attorney General’s Office, which then forwarded them to two separate anthropologists for further examination.

Findings later indicated the skeletal remains were not related to the missing person’s case.

At last check, the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification was examining the skeletal remains.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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