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Human Remains Found In Carpet In East Texas

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TYLER, TX (AP) — Authorities are examining human remains found rolled up in a carpet that was dumped and burned on a rural East Texas road.

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith says a vehicle found ablaze Friday in nearby woods likely belonged to the victim. The owner of the vehicle is a man in his 50’s from the Fort Worth area but authorities did not release his name.

Confirming the victim’s identity will take time because only about 5 percent of the body was found in the carpet. The remains will be sent for DNA testing.

The remains and the vehicle, a Toyota FJ Cruiser, were found near Interstate 20 just north of Tyler.

Tyler is about 95 miles southeast of Dallas.

 

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