The Tyler Police Department is using a facial reconstruction sketch by a forensic artist to seek the public’s help in identifying a human skeleton found in 2004.
At the time, police investigated the decomposed human remains, which were found by children in a heavily wooded area off FM 2813 behind the First Baptist Church South Tyler, according to a written statement from the police department.
It was determined the skeleton was that of a man. The clothing worn by the man included a blue jacket, blue jeans and brown Rockport shoes.
The remains were sent to a forensic lab for identification, but the skeleton matched no local missing person reports. Since 2004, no more information has come out about the case, police said.
A forensic artist from the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin sketched the facial reconstruction. Anyone who knows the man in the sketch is asked to call Detective Nathan Elliott of the Tyler Police Department at (903) 531-1026.