BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Skeletal human remains were found near the abandoned vehicle of a missing woman in rural Burnet County on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.
Tina Marie Logan, 40, was last seen in the Burnet area in April. The sheriff’s office asked for help locating Logan on Monday.
Investigators with the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force found Logan’s gray Mazda Tribute on an unoccupied property in northwest Burnet County.
The remains, which have not been identified in any way, were found in the area of the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies said the unidentified person’s cause of death was not readily apparent.
The remains are being transported to the University of North Texas for an examination by forensic anthropologists, which the sheriff’s office said will likely take weeks or months.
“The discovery of these unidentified remains does not change the status of the missing person case; the investigation into the whereabouts of Tina Logan will continue until she is located,” the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Anyone with information on Tina Logan is asked to speak with investigators by calling 512-756-8080 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas Rangers, Burnet police drone operators, K-9 teams from the Austin Police Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the district attorney’s office have helped in the investigation.