NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Identifying human remains found in a Katy area field on Tuesday will probably not be a quick process according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The remains were found in a field near the Grand Parkway and North Fry Road where there is new home construction underway.

Deputy Thomas Gilliland says the remains have been there for a long time and are scattered over a 50 to 60 foot radius. He says the large area is not an indication of foul play, but an indication of how long the remains have been in the field.

"Varmints scattered the bones in the area," Gilliland said.

It will now be up to the medical examiner's office to determine who died in that field, and perhaps when it happened.

"The forensic anthropologists will try to determine sex and race of the bones," Gilliland said.

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