FORENSIC REPORT OF HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN APRIL, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
County: Re: Forensic Anthropology report of “bones”
Liberty County Sheriff’s Department has received a PRELIMINARY report back from
the “Center of Human Identification” laboratory of forensic anthropology of the
University of North Texas regarding their analysis of the human remains ( bones
) found by the Sheriff’s Department and Texas EquuSearch in the vicinity of
Hwy. 59 and CR 322 in Liberty County on April 12 & 13, 2013.
Lead Investigator Sgt. Paul Lasco was advised
by the lab that although the DNA analysis will not be completed for another
four (4) to six (6) weeks, that examination of the skeletal bones CONFIRM,
through dental records, that the remains are NOT the remains of Rodney Aaron
Stokley, white male, 19 years old who has been reported missing since January
Forensic Lab quoted the following regarding the remains that were recovered by
The decedent would have been identified in life as “Hispanic”, “Latino” or
similar popular descriptor.
The sex is male.
AGE: The decedent is a late adolescent. The recommended age range is 15.5 to 20
STATURE: A conservative stature range of height is
estimated to be 63.5 to 67 inches.
TRAUMA: There are no indications of disease or trauma which might be useful in
the identification of the decedent. Such indicators may have been obscured or destroyed
by scavenging of wild life over a long period of time in the woods.
the Sheriff’s Department as well as Texas EquuSearch have checked all their
past missing person cases on file and neither have found any case where the
above descriptors fit any of their reported cases. Sgt. Lasco has sent out the
available forensic information to all law enforcement agencies in order to
determine if any other agency has a case(s) that might match up with these
descriptors. Thus far there has been no positive response from other agencies.
Bobby Rader stressed that this case is a high priority investigation and all
efforts will continue to identify the remains and locate the person or persons
responsible for this act. Anyone who may have information as to the
identification of the deceased is ask to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s
Department at (936) 336-4500 and leave your information for lead Investigator,
Sgt. Paul Lasco. Your identification will remain confidential.
this PRELIMINARY analysis EXCLUDES Rodney Aaron Stokley due to the many
inconsistencies in the skeletal remains
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