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Human remains found along I-20

Published On: Feb 22 2013 06:16:40 PM CST
Remains found off of I-20 in Sweetwater

Photo courtesy of Melissa Winslow/Sweetwater Reporter

A body was found off of I-20 -- at mile marker 242 -- in Sweetwater, according to the Nolan County Sheriff's Department. Sweetwater Police Department and the Texas Rangers are investigating what could be a homicide.


Human remains found alongside I-20 in Sweetwater in July of 2012, have now been identified.

Sweetwater Police say the remains are of Gabriel Salinas.He was born in 1948.

His last known permanent address was in Gruver, Texas.

Authorities made the identification by comparing DNA with Salinas's brother.

The remains were found by a work crew who was mowing grass.

There's still no cause of death.