DNA Confirms identity of remains.
Sep 18, 2013
Monday, September 16th. Sgt. Investigator Paul Lasco of the Liberty
County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by the Medical Examiner’s office in
Beaumont, Texas and advised that DNA analysis had been completed and the
findings CONFIRMED that the human remains found floating in the Trinity River
on August 31st, is James Allen Graves. Mr. Graves, a 35 year old
resident of the Dayton area was reported as a “missing person” to the Sheriff’s
Department on September 1st, the day after unknown human remains
were found by two fishermen in the Trinity River.
day on Tuesday, after confirmation of the DNA results, Sgt. Lasco and Sgt.
Chris Ungles met with family members of James Graves, to share the DNA results
and to release the remains to the family for burial.
the present time the actual cause of death is unknown as further examination of
the remains by the medical examiner’s office are still pending.
Lasco and Sgt. Ungles are still continuing their investigation into the
circumstances leading to the death of James Graves. Both investigators are
asking for anyone who may have information relative to this case to contact the
Liberty County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 336-4500.
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