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Skeletal remains found in Howard Co. identified

(Source: Big Spring Police Department) (Source: Big Spring Police Department)
HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Skeletal remains found in July of 2015 in northeast Howard Co. have been tied to the case of a missing man.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the University of North Texas that DNA analysis confirmed that the remains are those of Big Spring man Jose Mendez Cuellar Jr., 53.

Cuellar was reported missing to the Big Spring Police Department back in December of 2009.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office and Big Spring PD are investigating jointly and ask anyone with information to call them or Crime Stoppers at (432)-263-TIPS.

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