The Bowie County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of some skeletal remains in a rural part of the county, southwest of De Kalb.
Officials believe the remains may belong to 63 year-old Larry Gatlin. He was reported missing by his family on Monday and had a history of health problems.
At this point, foul play is not suspected.
The remains are believed to have been outside for several weeks. Investigators have sent them for DNA testing.