Human remains identified in George County

Human remains identified in George County

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Exactly one year ago, George County authorities found skeletal remains in the woods near Crenshaw Road. Monday, they finally learned who it is.

Sheriff Dean Howell said tests from the Mississippi State examiner's Office just came back identifying the remains as 43-year-old Barry Frank Roig, Jr.

"The remains were identified through DNA analysis. The cause and manner of death could not be determined from the remains, as referenced in the autopsy report from the MS State Medical Examiner's Office," Sheriff Howell said.

So far, investigators haven't found any evidence of foul play. They say Roig suffered from pre-existing medical conditions, which may have contributed to his death.

The case has been turned over to the District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury.

If you have any information regarding the case, you are asked to contact MSgt. Jason Pharez with the George County Sheriff's Office at (601) 947-4811. You can also make an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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