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Police ask for help identifying remains, release photos of items found

El Paso Police and the Crimes Against Persons Unit are reaching out to the public in the hopes of identifying remains found in August, near the Franklin Mountains.

Map: Google
Map: Google

According to El Paso Police, the remains were found Saturday, August 22nd, by hikers in the desert area near Pipeline Road and Transmountain.

Officers with the Westside Patrol responded, along with Texas State Parks Officials.

Officers say they saw the human remains, in the form of bones,  scattered in the area and then requested Crimes Against Person’s Detectives to help with the investigation.

Investigators believe that the remains were in the area for over a year. Their investigation also revealed that, “the decedent had a metal rod implant in one of the femurs.” They add that an examination by an anthropologist is pending.

Police also released photos of items found with the remains, in the hope that they might help with the identification.

Items found were:

(1) “watch-it” brand wrist watch with a blue face and gold hands and digits (2) A pair of “Rustler Advantage” work boots, size 8 ½.

15-234107 watch face 15-234107 watch back 15-234107 Boot

Anyone with information on a possible identity of the decedent should contact Det. M. Aman at Crimes Against Persons; 915-212-4063

 

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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