The Van Zandt County Sheriffâ€™s Office is investigating the discovery of partial human remains found Friday night off of County Road 3529 near Wills Point.
According to a press release, the remains are believed to be those of John Richard Hannon, 59, who had been reported missing to Van Zandt County Constables Office, Pct 3 in late February.
"Throughout Thursday evening the Sheriffâ€™s Office conducted a search of Hannonâ€™s property and was joined Friday in the search by Air Land Emergency Resource Team, Dallas Search One canines, Canton Fire and Rescue, Van Zandt Fire Marshallâ€™s Office and the Texas Rangers.," the press release stated.
Authorities located skeletal remains in nearby fields and a partial skull and jaw near a neighboring residence. The remains appear to be scattered as a result of animals and were transported to the University of North Texas Forensic Center for analysis and positive identification.
The investigation is continuing.