Remains found, thought to be missing from Ike

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a crew clearing debris from Hurricane Ike found skeletal remains they suspect are those of one of four missing from Bolivar Peninsula.

That's according to a statement issued by the Chambers County Sheriff's Department. It says the clean-up crew found the remains about 3 p.m. Tuesday in a pasture near Smith Point in southern Chambers County, about 40 miles east of Houston.

The statement says the remains were found in the same area as where two Ike survivors and two other bodies were found after the storm nearly a year ago.

The remains were sent to the morgue in neighboring Jefferson County for autopsy and identification. The sheriff's statement says the gender of the remains weren't apparent because of decomposition, but the person had a surgically repaired fracture around the left eye.

At least 103 people died in Hurricane Ike.


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