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Remains of a teen who went missing 25 years ago has been found

8/18/16 – The Wharton County Sheriff’s Office has stated that the remains found in November were positively identified as belonging to Rosemary Diaz.

Original Story:  On Nov. 24, 1990, Rosemary Diaz, 15, went missing in Wharton County Texas.  She went to El Campo High School and was last seen leaving her job at Dane’s Country Store in Danevang.  Her car was found parked outside.

On Tuesday, Texas EquuSearch’s Tim Miller and his crew found bone fragments believed to be human.

“We got lucky,” said EquuSearch founder Tim Miller. “We found a ring. We all cried.”

A tip received a few months back lead to the location where the search took place.  Wharton County sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Grosser told KTRK-TV in Houston that physical evidence indicates the remains belong to Diaz. A family member told KTRK that a ring was found that Diaz is believed to have worn-an amethyst ring, heart shaped ring with a gold band that was given to Diaz at her quinceanera.

Diaz’s remains were found on a 60-acre property belonging to a unnamed suspect’s family.  That suspect is now deceased.  The family is cooperating with the investigation, officials say.

A medical examiner will make a positive identification and possibly cause of death.

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