Truck, human remains found in search for missing Central Texas man

Brian Nesbit and his truck. (Family photos)
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GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Coryell County authorities found skeletal human remains Tuesday in the same area where ranchers discovered a pickup truck belonging to a man who’s been missing for nearly three months.

Brian Nesbit, 52, was last seen at around 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, in his bluish-purple and silver Ford F-250 pickup with Texas license FYP6533, pulling out of the driveway of his home near Flat in rural Coryell County.

He left his cellphone and wallet behind.

Coryell County officials have said Nesbit had suffered from PTSD and had the potential of hurting himself.

His truck was found on Thanksgiving Day in a heavily wooded area toward the eastern section of County Road 342, the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

With permission from the landowners, authorities returned to the area Tuesday with a team of special K-9 detection dogs.

“During the mid-morning, skeletal remains were located in the wooded area about 200 yards north-northwest from the location where the vehicle was located,” the press release said.

“At this time no positive identification can be made,” the press release said.

Investigators are hoping an autopsy will provide not only confirmation of the identity of the remains, but also some indication of the cause of death.