Possible Identity in Human Remains Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/16/06

Possible Identity in Human Remains Case

Investigators have a possible lead in the identity of the human remains found in Yellow House Canyon. We showed you a composite sketch on Tuesday. Anthropologists and sketch artists created the picture from the bones, and the next day a Ralls man called saying the picture looked like his nephew, Dorien Deon Thomas.

Dorien went missing from Amarillo in 1998 at the age of nine. You can see the sketch that was released on Tuesday next to an age progression picture of Dorien at age 16, the age he would be today. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel explains why investigators say this is such a strong lead.

Dorien was last seen on October 26, 1998. He disappeared from his Amarillo neighborhood while riding his bike. We've done some investigating and learned that one year before Dorien's abduction, he found the body of a woman that had been stabbed to death. At the time of his disappearance, Amarillo police say it looked like foul play.

The Lubbock medical examiner said the remains found in East Lubbock county last month could possibly belong to a young black or Hispanic male around the age of 16. With those similarities, investigators are hopeful that they might have found a match. Lt. Cody Scott with LSO says, "The skeletal remains are of African American decent and they had a close proximity from Amarillo to Lubbock, so this possibly could be the same person."

Investigators have both the DNA from the remains and the boy in North Texas, and they are currently being processed to see if they are a match.

Courts & Crime
Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

    SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-06-25 15:52:28 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 3:13 AM EDT2017-06-26 07:13:16 GMT

    SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

    SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

  • Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-06-25 05:51:56 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 3:05 AM EDT2017-06-26 07:05:44 GMT
    A teen dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a moving gondola ride was saved by a man and his daughter at a New York amusement park. (Source: Fitsha Cirby/CNN)A teen dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a moving gondola ride was saved by a man and his daughter at a New York amusement park. (Source: Fitsha Cirby/CNN)

    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Sunday, June 25 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-06-25 11:52:08 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 3:05 AM EDT2017-06-26 07:05:22 GMT

    Lower federal courts have so far agreed with opponents of the travel ban, who argue it targets Muslims in violation of federal law and the Constitution and stems from Trump's campaign pledge to halt the entry of all Muslims into the U.S.

    Lower federal courts have so far agreed with opponents of the travel ban, who argue it targets Muslims in violation of federal law and the Constitution and stems from Trump's campaign pledge to halt the entry of all Muslims into the U.S.

Powered by Frankly