Officials try to ID skeletal remains

HOUSTON The man's remains were discovered on Sept. 11 by a passerby who spotted it in a wooded area in the 13900 block of Smith Road. His estimated time since death is between one and five years.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences has determined the man is white, between the ages of 18 and 25 and is between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall. His two upper front teeth are crowns and he has a left, smaller incisor behind the canine. His first molar on the top appears to be infected. The man also might have had a healed nasal bone fracture.

The man had a watch and a white metal belt buckle. The only remnants of his clothing were an XXL size Old Navy brand label and a "Polo Jean Co. Ralph Lauren" label.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man is asked to contact the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences 713-796-6774 or 713-796-9292.

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