Skeletal remains identified

Lyndel Moody
Staff Writer

Human bones found in a remote area of northeast Howard County in July 2015 have been identified as the remains of Jose Mendez Cuellar Jr., according to a news release from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department this morning.
The bones were found in July 2015 in a remote area of northeast portion of the county and were sent to the Anthropology Department at the University of North Texas in Denton for analysis. DNA matched the 53-year-old who was reported missing in December 2009.