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SAVOY: Skeletal remains found during grass fire suppression, possibly Aug. ’21 missing Savoy man

A Friday afternoon grass fire in Savoy near FM 1752 lead officials to human remains, believed to be of Jesse Hagood, who went missing on Aug. 3, 2021.

“During fire suppression efforts between county road 1220 and FM 1752 north of Savoy, a supervisor with the Texas A&M Forest Service discovered human skeletal remains,” Savoy Police said. “At this time the evidence indicates these are the remains of missing person Jesse Hagood. 

Savoy Police said the final identification and confirmation will be determined by the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification.

No further information will be released until final analysis and confirmation is made by the UNTCHI.

The search for 36-year old Hagood, of Savoy, began shortly after his disappearance on Aug. 3.

At the time, Hagood had not been heard from since 4:45 a.m. on Aug. 3, according to Savoy Police Department.  Hagood’s vehicle was found crashed on Aug. 3 at about 6 a.m. near County Roads 1220 and 1230 in Fannin County, north of Savoy. Police said it was possible Hagood was disoriented from the crash and wandered into remote areas.

At the time of Hagood’s disappearance, massive searches were taking place near the vehicle’s crash site. The search consisted of Savory Police Department, a K9 team from Texas Game Wardens, Lone Star Search and Rescue K9 teams, Texas State Guard, and multiple ground crews in addition to UAV’s.


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