UPDATED: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:14pm
Milam County, TX — The Milam County Sheriff's Office is investigating human remains found Saturday that may belong to a missing person.
According to the sheriff's department, on Saturday morning, volunteer crews with Search Dog Network of Bryan and Milam County sheriff’s deputies searched the densely wooded areas north of Milam County Road 104, in an attempt to locate any evidence of a missing person, Travis Curry, 28. Curry had been reported missing about five weeks earlier. One of the teams did locate the remains of a single person just over four hours into the search.
At this time the sheriff has notified Curry’s immediate family of the find, but cannot confirm the identity of the remains without forensic analysis.
Milam County Sheriff’s Investigators processed the area around the find and then released the remains to Marek, Burns and Laywell Funeral Home. The remains were then transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and to hopefully obtain a positive identification.
Sheriff Greene would like to recognize the professionalism and dedicated efforts of the volunteer teams of Search Dog Network. The remains were located in an area that was very dense with trees, weeds and poison ivy; the search crew, which had made the initial discovery, even had to make a path for investigators to access the location.
“It is amazing how incredibly dedicated and thorough those teams are,” said Sheriff Greene.
Last month, the Milam County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in locating Curry. At the time, authorities were looking for Curry in connection to a house burglary. deputies were called out to the 1400 block of County Road 112, in reference to a burglary report. Officers said they learned that Curry had allegedly entered a residence there, but was then seen running through a field, south of the property. There were also indications that Curry had left most of his clothing within the residence he had entered.