Ector County/Odessa, Texas/November 13, 2017 – In reference to Fred Hardy McNeal w/m 09-04-91, who was reported missing in September of this year.
In the early morning hours of October 28th, after many days, weeks and hours of intense investigation by ECSO
investigators and assistance of the Texas Rangers,
McNeals body was found in a shallow grave in a remote location of far northwest Ector County.
In the interest of the investigation, and the confirmation of his identity and notification of NOK, we have delayed the
release of this information.
There is more than one person of interest in this case, and we expect the investigation to be complex, and to last
for several more weeks.
We ask that the media and public be patient with us as we continue to work this case and bring those responsible
We ask that anyone who may have any information related to this case to please call the ECSO at (432)335-3050.
Ector County Sheriff’s Office