DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS (021118) – SHERIFF GARY PAINTER – PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY UPDATE

THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS RECEIVED A PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY REPORT FROM THE TARRANT COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER REGARDING THE SKELETAL REMAINS THAT HAVE BEEN EXCAVATED IN MIDLAND COUNTY. THE REPORT STATES THAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH ON BOTH REMAINS IS BY GUNSHOT TO THE SKULL AREA. MANNER OF DEATH ON BOTH SKELETAL REMAINS IS DECLARED AS HOMICED. ACCORDING TO THE PRELIMINARY AUTOSPY REPORT THE COMPLETE AUTOPSY REPORTS HAVE NOT BEEN FINISHED AND WILL BE SENT AT A LATER DATE. THE FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING SOME SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATIONS OF THE REMAINS AND THE RESULTS OF THOSE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE FINAL AUTOPSY REPORT. THERE WAS NO MENTION REGARDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE REMAINS OR THE RESULTS OF ANY DNA TESTING. UPDATES WILL BE ISSUED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

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Author: Danny Barrera