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Remains found in Texas may be teen missing for 25 years

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WHARTON, Texas (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say they have discovered human remains believed to be those of a 15-year-old girl missing for 25 years, after receiving a tip from the family of a man considered a suspect in her death.

Wharton County authorities said during a news conference Wednesday that the tip led them to property owned by the suspect’s family about 70 miles southwest of Houston, where the remains were found.

Officials believe the remains found Tuesday are those of Rosemary Diaz, who went missing in 1990 from the general store where she worked. A ring was found that Diaz’s family believes belonged to her.

Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect who died months ago, but say comments led his family to believe he played a role in Diaz’s death.