Human remains found, Sheriff’s Office launches homicide investigation

Published 9:21 am Thursday, January 30, 2020

Orange County authorities have discovered human remains, leading to a homicide investigation.

The criminal investigation division of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation Friday based upon a tip received by a patrol deputy.  

The investigation led to a search warrant executed Monday at a residence on F. M. 1136 in Orange County. 

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The search of the property continued through Wednesday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, detectives recovered human remains on the property. 

Testing will be conducted to identify the remains, and police said this is being investigated as a homicide.

A person of interest is in custody, authorities said, on unrelated felony charges.    

Police did not identify the victim or person of interest.