Hopkins County Sheriff's Department
Report of Bones on Property West of Town
From Hopkins County Sheriff's Department
Hopkins County Sheriff's Department Investigator, Lewis Tatum, reported that a property owner from West of Sulphur Springs, brought a bone to their office on Wednesday afternoon, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The property owner told Tatum that his dog had dragged the bone into his yard and he was concerned about it possibly being a human bone.
Sheriff's Department investigators followed the property owner home and searched the area, without finding anything definite. They called the Texas Rangers and the bone sample has been sent to the Texas Crime Lab, where it will be examined by an anthropologist on Friday morning, to determine if the bone is that of a human.
"We can't confirm that it is or is not a human bone," reported Tatum. "Thus, we're handling it just like it is, and we've sent out a Region I Tele-type message to all departments in the area, so that if it proves to be a human bone, that we can have information on any missing persons in the area."
"We're gathering all information and hope to know more when we receive word from the anthopologist on Friday," reported Tatum. "We've just got to wait for results from the experts."