UPDATE: Police ID skeletal remains found in Longview

Published: Dec. 21, 2011 at 10:01 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2011 at 8:07 PM CST
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UPDATE: Longview Police have identified the skeletal remains found last week as Silas Eugene Moore, 62, of Longview.

Officials say he was reported missing in July.

These new details are developing. Check back often for new information.

UPDATE: A father took a break from work this afternoon to take his six-year-old son out looking for minnows.

He works for a construction company that is putting in a sewer line right next to his home. While spending time with his son they spotted a body in the grass near the water. The father sent his son home immediately and yelled to his co-workers for help.

"We were just working and then one of our buddies saw it so we just checked it out. We couldn't believe it once we saw it. It was crazy I've never seen nothing like that before," says James Iribarren.

They immediately called police who had the area blocked off for hours. A sergeant with Longview police tell us they have identified the body as an elderly male who has been missing since July of this year.

Police say the man had identification in his pocket, but they are not releasing the identity until the family has been notified.

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Authorities say the skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Longview are those of a missing elderly man.

The remains were found around 4p.m. in an area off of West Sabine Street near the intersection of Del Roy Lane in Longview.

Police tell KLTV 7 they found an ID on the clothes of the man, and they believe he is an elderly man who was reported missing in July.

It's not clear exactly how long the remains were in the woods.

Police are not releasing the man's name until they can notify next of kin. They say at this moment, they do not suspect foul play.

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