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Second set of skeletal remains discovered in Hewitt identified

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HEWITT, TX (KXXV) - The second set of skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Hewitt last September have been positively identified as Mexican National,  Pedro Ruiz-Melchor.

Officials say he had been living in Arkansas and was reported missing by his family. With assistance of family in Mexico, a DNA sample was obtained and his identity was confirmed.

Back in December 2013, the other set of remains were identified as Erasmo Guillen-Ruiz. Police are still trying to determine the relationship between Ruiz-Melchor and Guillen-Ruiz.

Hewitt police were called out to a home in the 100 block of Bridle Trail in Hewitt, after a resident found two sets of bones next to his property on September 6, 2013.

The cause of death is listed as homicide. This case remains open and is being investigated by Hewitt PD. 

Investigators sent the remains to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for examination. Hewitt police are asking anyone who has any information on the two deaths to call them at (254) 666-6272.
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