Burn victim identified as man from Tyler, 36

Published on Saturday, 10 May 2014 00:35 - Written by From Staff Reports

Smoke inhalation and thermal burns led to the death earlier this week of a Smith County man, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

The victim was found Monday in a collapsed, burning home in the 11000 block of County Road 495.

Using dental records, the medical examiner’s office identified the victim found as Ryan T. Wells, 36, of Tyler. Wells is a registered sex offender.

Wells was convicted in Collin County in 2007 of third-degree felony of online solicitation of a minor with intent to have sexual contact.