Remains found in Hockley County, believed to be missing Jeffrey Duffy
The Hockley County Sheriff's Office reports human remains were found near Hockley County Saturday evening.
Sheriff's Deputies responded near Fisher Rd. and Tennessee, in northern Hockley County and found a gun in a field.
Family members searching the area for Jeffrey Lynn Duffey, who was reported missing on July 22, found the gun and notified Sheriff's Deputies.
Investigators responded to assist in the search and found human remains. The Hockley County Sheriff's Office, Lamb County Sheriff's Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas Rangers assisted in the investigation and recovery.
On Sunday, investigators returned to continue searching the area with cadaver dogs and an unmanned aerial vehicle to survey and map the location.
"At this time there is no positive identification of the person found, however the location and circumstances are consistent with the individual being Mr. Duffey. We have been in contact with his family and they are aware of the status of the investigation,” Sheriff Ray Scifres commented.
The remains were released to South Plains Forensic Pathology for further analysis and identification.
There are no indications that the circumstances of Mr. Duffey’s disappearance, and of this recovery, are related to a criminal act.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.