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Human remains found at Crawford ranch

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A local ranch owner makes a startling discovery and finds human remains on his property in Crawford, Saturday. 

While out working with his cattle on his property on he stumbled upon them and then called authorities.

The sheriff's office says the skeletal remains appear to be those of an adult man.

McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says they did find identification on the body. 

"We believe that we have tentatively identified the remains, we're not going to release that name just yet because we want to notify the next of kin. Plus we have to do some more examinations because we want to make sure that we have the right one," said Cawthon.

The sheriff's office and the Texas Rangers were working the scene earlier.

Investigators say the body has probably been out on the property decomposing for at least a month.

Investigators will now send the remains to Dallas for forensic testing to confirm the identity and then notify the family before releasing the name.

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