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.

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