The Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The call was from loggers in the area who found what they believed to be human remains in the woods.
Officers from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the location off County Road 4029 between Bon Wier and Newton known as the Buckhorn Community. Officers confirmed the skull was that of a human. Other officers were called to the scene to assist in the search for more remains and any kind of evidence. The remains are currently being sent to North Texas to determine age, gender, and DNA. The Newton Police Department and the Texas Rangers are assisting as the investigation is ongoing.