Skeletal remains believed to be from missing man

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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.

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