Authorities Identify Remains Found In Bastrop

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
August 24, 2019 - 9:29 pm

BASTROP (1080 KRLD) - Authorities say that a jawbone found last month near Bastrop belongs to a Houston man who was reported missing in 2015. 

The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office and Bastrop police announced this week that the jawbone, found on July 28, belonged to 26-year-old Johnathan Lee Hamilton. Other human remains were not found. 

Hamilton was first reported missing in May 2015 by his family, who had been concerned he didn't have his diabetes medication.

Bastrop Police Chief James Altgelt says officers found Hamilton but couldn't legally detain him because he didn't appear to be a danger to himself. Hamilton's family filed another missing person report but were not able to find him again.  

Authorities continue investigating the cause of Hamilton's death.