Human Remains Found Rolled In Carpet On Rural Texas Road

TYLER (May 24, 2014) Authorities were investigating Saturday after the grim discovery of human remains rolled up inside a carpet that was dumped and burned on a rural road off Interstate 20 north of Tyler.

A vehicle that was later found burning Friday in a nearby wooded area likely belonged to the victim, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser belongs to a man in his 50s from the Fort Worth area, but authorities did not release his name.

Confirming the victim's identity will take time because only about 5 percent of the body was found in the carpet.

The remains will be sent for DNA testing.