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Remains found in Rains County sent to lab for identification

Thursday Evening Newscast Graphic
Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

On Thursday, law enforcement officials emphasized that the remains found in Rains County Wednesday have not been identified.

  • Human skeletal remains recovered in Rains County yesterday have been sent to an identification lab at the University of North Texas in Denton. This afternoon, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office emphasized that the remains have not been identified and discouraged speculation about the identity of the deceased. In Rains County yesterday, local officials received a report of the remains being found on a property in Rains County. An official release did not give details about the property or the location. Yesterday multiple law enforcement vehicles were observed along and near U.S. Highway 276 in western Rains County.
  • Former Texas Rangers pitcher Gaylord Perry, a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, died today at his home in Gaffney, South Carolina. He was 84. Perry won the Cy Young award for best pitcher in both the American and National leagues. Perry played all or part of four seasons for Texas, including two 15-victory seasons in 1976 and 1977. Perry was infamous for throwing spitballs or otherwise doctored pitches. Over 22 seasons, Perry won more than 300 games. On his Hall of Fame plaque, Perry wears the cap of the San Francisco Giants, his team during the 1960s.