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CID agents investigate after skeletal remains found in Fort Bliss’ McGregor Range Complex

Mobility Assault Company attend month long specialized route and area clearance training package at McGregor Range Complex, Fort Bliss, NM on Aug. 29, 2018. (2nd Lt. Courtney M. Stewart/U.S. Marine Corps)
January 12, 2021

Partial human skeletal remains were found early Sunday on Fort Bliss’ McGregor Range Complex.

Remains were found in a training area off Highway 506, about three miles from a Border Patrol checkpoint, Army Public Affairs Spc. Gilbert Telles said in a news release. A New Mexico game warden reported finding the remains while walking in the area. Fort Bliss military police cordoned off the area, and special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating.

The remains are believed to be more than a year old, CID agents said, and are being sent to the Armed Forces Medical Examiner at Dover Air Base in Delaware for identification.

The remains are not believed to be related to the disappearance of Pvt. Richard Halliday, who went missing in July.

There is not believed to be any danger to the community.

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