It could take up to three months before authorities know the identity of a man whose skeletal remains were found along I-44 by some contract workers doing work for MODot earlier this month.
Major Phil Corcoran of The Greene County Sheriff's Office says, "we have sent the bones and skull to the University of North Texas for advanced testing." He added, "a possible family member of the man's has been swabbed for DNA comparison."
The contractors were looking for a water source to set concrete, but what they found was a skull and human remains found in a sleeping bag under a blue tarp.
Cops believe that the tarp was used as a makeshift tent and that the remains could have been there for a couple of years.
An identification card was found near the body. The descriptors on the ID card belong to a white man in his 50's, and seem to match the human remains that were found.
Sheriff Jim Arnott confirms that a sex toy was found with the body. But Arnott, "will not confirm nor deny," that the ID belongs to a known sex offender.
Arnott says investigators believe the cause of the mans death is a crushed chest that was likely caused by a falling tree limb.