Jonathan Hamilton Missing – A jawbone found by a swimmer in the Colorado River in Bastrop last month has been recognized as having a place with Johnathan Lee Hamilton, Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook and Bastrop Police Chief James Altgelt reported Friday. Hamilton, who lived in Houston, was accounted for absent and jeopardized in May 2015, when he was 26 years of age, Cook and Altgelt said.
His jawbone was found in a shoal in the Colorado River close to Bob Bryant Park by Remington Werner on July 28. Werner revealed his finding to the Bastrop Police Department, and the Bastrop County sheriff’s office sent the jawbone to the University of North Texas Center for Human Remains to decide if the bone was human and regardless of whether it could distinguish who it had a place with.
The jawbone, which has 13 flawless teeth connected to it, was coordinated to Hamilton by criminological odontologists, Altgelt said.
Cook said the reason for Hamilton’s demise is dubious.
On Friday, the sheriff’s office with the assistance from Texas Search and Rescue, which conveyed four groups with eight dead body canines, brushed the region upstream from where the bone was found to look for different bones or human remaining parts. Cook said the inquiry was far-reaching and gone on around six hours however didn’t turn up new proof.
“As you can envision if this bone had been in the Colorado River starting around 2015 that would be fairly surprising,” Cook said. “Along these lines, we don’t have a clue how the bone arrived, we don’t know whether it went into the stream on account of all the flooding that we’ve had and it overflowed the banks. The one thing we’re sure is the bone was found in the Colorado River, and it was on the shoal.”
Cook said the sheriff’s office is exploring the reason for Hamilton’s demise, and injustice has not been precluded. For the present, the quest for Hamilton’s remaining parts is finished, Cook said, except if new leads are created. The sheriff’s office and the Bastrop Police Department both sent a delegate to Houston on Friday to illuminate Hamilton’s family that the jawbone found in Bastrop had a place with him.