Dental records have positively identified the victim of a homicide whose
body was discovered in February off FM 2332, southeast of Petrolia. Authorities have named the victim as 28-year-old Jose Ramirez , from California. They believe he was killed around five years ago. Clay County Sheriff Kenny Lemons says Ramirez had served in the army and had been stationed at Fort Sill -- which is where Lemons says he met his accused killer. Ramirez's family filed a "missing person's report" in December of '07 ... and is just now getting some answers. Jose Ramirez's body ... dumped in a shallow grave near a trash pit ... left there for about five years. After Friday's positive I.D. ... authorities in California broke the news to Ramirez's mother. Kenny Lemons Clay County Sheriff "It's not information that any mother or father wants. I can't imagine -- having children myself -- having that information given to me, but like anything else, you certainly need closure, & this is the first way of -- first step in doing that." Thirty-year-old Justin Green is charged with the murder. Witness statements say Green shot Ramirez with a rifle ... then called his mother, Terri Green, to help clean up and hide the body. Terri allegedly called her daughter, Brittany, to help. Brittany's friend, Stephanie Heaston Corral, is also charged in the coverup. "Twenty-two years of doing this, this is the first time I've ever been involved in an investigation that was this bizarre. It certainly is one that's out there. It doesn't come across very often. And especially the fact that you have such an old homicide that's solved so quickly. It moved really fast & I had some real g
Sheriff's offices throughout Texoma are facing an increasing problem -- abandoned livestock.
Texas law says sheriff's offices must take responsibility for stray livestock ...
It's tough because sheriff's deputies either have to divert
time and resources to catching and hauling the animals, or they have to
hire someone else to do it ...