Human remains found in Van Zandt County

Human remains found in Van Zandt County

POSTED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:44pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:43pm

Van Zandt County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of human remains found near Wills Point off County Road 3529.

The  remains are believed to be those of John Richard Hannon, 59, who was reported missing to the Van Zandt County Constables Office, Pct 3 in late February.

Authorities found skeletal remains in nearby fields and a partial skull and jaw at a neighboring house. Officials believe the parts were spread by animals.

The remains were taken to the University of North Texas Forsensic Center for identification. The investigation is ongoing.

The Thursday and Friday search was assisted by Air Land Emergency Resource Team, Dallas Search One canines, Canton Fire and Rescue, Van Zandt Fire Marshall’s Office and the Texas Rangers. 



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