Wallet, remains found near motorcycle of missing Bowie Co. man
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - Skeletal remains have been found near the motorcycle belonging to a Bowie County man missing since 2012.
Bowie County Sheriff James Prince says pants and a wallet were found with the remains, which are believed to be those of Steven Curtis Jones.
Jones' 1983 Honda Shadow was found Tuesday morning off of Garber St. near Old Buchanan Rd. in Texarkana, TX after a driver passing by caught sunlight glinting off of something in the woods.
K9 search and rescue teams were brought in to search the area Tuesday and turned up a shoe, but ended at sundown with no sign of Jones himself.
The search resumed Wednesday morning, with the remains found around 9:30 a.m.
Sheriff Prince said the remains will be sent to a forensic lab to confirm the identification.
According to authorities, preliminary reports suggest the motorcycle crash was the result of an accident.
Jones has been missing since March 16, 2012, when he left his Liberty-Eylau home on his motorcycle around 7 p.m. to to cool off after doing yard work.
His wife reported him missing when he didn't return.
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