The partial skeletal remains of what is believed to have been an 83-year-old Hood County man missing since 2012 have been found in a submerged pickup in the Trinity River near Loop 12 in Dallas.
That's according to a news release issued by Hood County Sheriff's Office Lt. Johnny Rose. DPS divers pulled the pickup from the river on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Rose stated that the remains were found in a Dodge pickup that belonged to William "Bill" Moore of Pecan Plantation.
Investigators from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Texas Rangers and Hood County’s Cold Case Unit have followed leads and conducted searches in multiple locations for Moore. On the day he went missing, Moore told his son he was driving from Pecan Plantation to nearby Granbury to pick up an item at an auto parts store.
The remains were sent to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. DNA testing, which could take months, will be done to confirm if it was Moore's remains.
Rose also said in the news release that the death appears to be from accidental drowning, according to investigators close to the case.
Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds stated, “We are relieved and thankful with the discovery by the DPS dive team and hope it gives the family of William Moore some type of closure in this sad tragedy.”