Remains identified as man reported missing over a year ago

Texas Missing Person Directory
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:57pm

The remains of a man who went missing more than a year ago have now been identified.

On June 18, 2012, the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person, who was identified as James Marshall Woodfin. Family, friends, and the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office searched the area around Woodfin’s residence to attempt to locate him due to Woodfin being in bad health. Woodfin was never located in the area, and it was believed that Woodfin had left the property and was reported in the Cleburne area. Reports of Woodfin being in the Cleburne area were found to be unfounded.

On November19, 2012, a portion of a human skeleton was found in the area of Bosque County Road 2610, near the Woodfin residence. These remains were determined to be human remains. The Texas Rangers were notified of the find, and the Travis County Search and Rescue Team and the Alamo Area Search and Rescue were requested to the area with cadaver dogs. A search of the area on November 20, 2012 yielded further remains, which were collected and sent to the University of North Texas and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The remains were identified as James Marshall Woodfin through DNA, and the cause of death was undetermined due to decomposition. It is believed that Woodfin’s health was a contributing factor in his death. Foul play was not found to be involved in this case.
 

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