Fetal remains found buried in Hood County

After a Dec. 17 tip from a confidential source that was passed along from police in Dallas to the Hood County Crimes Against Children Task Force, the remains of a fetus believed to be no more than 20 weeks in gestation was found buried near a Granbury residence off of Weatherford Highway, according to a Dec. 26 news release from the office of District Attorney Rob Christian. The remains were excavated on Dec. 20 by members of the task force and the Texas Rangers, Christian said. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was natural, Christian said. No charges are expected to be filed in connection with the death, Christian added, although the mother of the child was arrested on unrelated outstanding felony warrants out of another county.