Authorities are asking the public’s help in identifying human remains found in Parker County Friday afternoon.
Sheriff’s officials say two men were traveling on I-20 when their tire blew out near the Parker County/ Tarrant County line and pulled over. The men, who are falconers, decided to let their falcons fly while they fixed the tire.
After one of the falcons flew out of range, its owner followed him to a wooded area and came across a human skull.
Sheriff's Crime Scene Technician Heather Huffman said the skull has previous extensive damage to its left eye and the side of its face. The skull was found with metal mesh and surgical screws implanted.
Another possible human bone was found a few feet away but couldn’t find the lower jaw of the skull, making it harder to identify the remains.
"We're not certain at this time if the remains are male or female, or of a specific time, manner or cause of death," Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. "Any answers at this point in the investigation would be pure speculation."
Authorities are working to see if the remains match any area, state or federal missing person cases.
Anyone who can help ID the remains is encouraged to call the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (817) 565-5555 or the Parker County Sheriff's Office at (817) 594-8845.