Skeletal remains of missing Houston man found by dog

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A northeast Houston family now has answers in the disappearance of their 22-year-old son, whose car was found burned out in May.

Skeletal remains found by a homeowner's dog in northeast Harris County last Thursday are that of Luis Rangel, according to the sheriff's office.

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Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Tuesday night that deputies have no suspects and Rangel's killer is still on the streets.

Rangel was reported missing on May 18 after he called his mother to say he was coming home, but never made it.

When he didn't show up for work the next day, Rangel's cousin called police.

On May 19, his Nissan Altima was found on Lee Road in the Greenspoint area.

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Houston police said the inside of the vehicle had been set on fire, leaving no trace of Rangel or what might have happened to him.

Last Thursday, a homeowner called authorities after human bones were discovered by a dog on Ferndell Street at Furay Road.

Sheriff Gonzalez said forensic investigators identified the remains as belonging to Rangel.

Rangel was last seen on Jensen Drive near Tidwell Road on May 18.

Gonzalez urged anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You can also make an anonymous tip at

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