Remains Found In May Linked To Man Missing Since 2002 - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Remains Found In May Linked To Man Missing Since 2002

The skeletal remains found near Waurika Highway have been identified as the remains of a man who hasn't been seen since 2002.

Wichita Falls Police say the remains of William E. McConnell Jr. were identified through an autopsy performed by the Tarrant County Coroner. He has been missing for nine years. Witnesses told police he had walked away from a nearby business in the Spring of 2002 and was never heard from again.

The remains were spotted by a passerby exploring a wooded area near a railroad track on May 14th, 2011. The body was found beneath the shade of a tree. Reports indicate McConnell suffered from several medical conditions prior to his death.

Police say there were no signs of foul play in this case. To read the full story on when the remains were located, we've been covering it from the beginning. For more, just click here.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • No future plans for vacant hotels in Wichita Falls

    No future plans for vacant hotels in Wichita Falls

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:33:02 GMT
    The former hotel sits off I-44 empty and out of businessThe former hotel sits off I-44 empty and out of business

    Wichita Falls city leaders are looking to build a new hotel near the MPEC. Currently, two former hotels near the same site off of I-44 sit empty and out of business. Henry Florsheim, President of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, said it’s all about location.

    Wichita Falls city leaders are looking to build a new hotel near the MPEC. Currently, two former hotels near the same site off of I-44 sit empty and out of business. Henry Florsheim, President of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, said it’s all about location.

  • 13 killed in Texas crash between church van, truck

    13 killed in Texas crash between church van, truck

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:02:52 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:21:11 GMT

    The crash happened near Garner State Park, west of San Antonio.  

    The crash happened near Garner State Park, west of San Antonio.  

  • Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

    Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:48:23 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:52:25 GMT

    An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

    An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to o purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

Powered by Frankly