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Remains Found Near Area Dallas Firefighter Disappeared

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Former Dallas firefighter Michael Chambers was last seen in Quinlan in March 2017. | Image by Fox 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth

An old bicycle and bones that may belong to a former Dallas firefighter who went missing five years ago were discovered by a man who was out for a hike in Rains County.

On November 30, 2022, the Rains and Hunt County sheriff’s offices, along with the Texas Rangers, responded to a call to investigate the findings of human skeletal remains. The bones and other evidentiary items were located in Rains County, according to a news release.

Hiker Michael Ramsey was walking in the woods he thought was previously impassable due to the swamp in the area when he noticed an old mountain bike under a fallen rotted tree.

“A hiker did find the remains while out nature walking,” confirmed Shannon Morel, first sergeant of the Hunt County sheriff’s office, speaking to The Dallas Express. The remains are presumed to be human.

Five years ago, the cell phone of former Dallas firefighter Michael Chambers was discovered in the same area as the remains were found this week.

Chambers’ phone signal was last recorded over Lake Tawakoni in the middle of a two-mile bridge. He was tracked traveling at a speed determined to be too slow for a car and too fast for walking.

Chambers was last seen in Quinlan in March 2017. A bike was missing from his residence on the day he went missing.

Examination of the remains is in the early stages, according to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. The identification of their origin has yet to be determined, but they were sent to The University of North Texas for analysis.

“Proper identification can only be made by dental records or DNA. Identification of human remains can be a lengthy process, and we ask that you keep the families who have missing loved ones in mind when posting information about the findings,” the statement from Hunt County read.

The Dallas Express reached out to the Rains County sheriff’s office for information and was referred to the Hunt County sheriff’s office.

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Vikki
Vikki
2 months ago

I am so glad to see that the possibility of the lost fireman from Greenville has been solved

Diane Valentine
Diane Valentine
2 months ago

I hope the community gets closure soon on Michael Chambers and I pray to God that monster(s) that did this sees justice real soon.

Sojourner 3:16
Sojourner 3:16
Reply to  Diane Valentine
2 months ago

Maybe no person did anything to him. He could have died of natural causes. God forbid suicide even. Prayers for his family members.

Cynthia
Cynthia
Reply to  Sojourner 3:16
1 month ago

He was found under a tree in a marsh. No way he got there himself.

Deborah
Deborah
2 months ago

Sometimes people just die. No reason. No one else involved.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Deborah
2 months ago

Of Course they do! But I assure you this is not one of those times. They covered their tracks for 5 years but the investigators will find out the truth, then again who knows that all may get covered up too… So sad for the family..

johndarrow
johndarrow
Reply to  Deborah
2 months ago

it’s just hard to believe anything that comes out of the mouth of these government officials. All things considered none of them did their due diligence bush or Cheney Secret Service the FBI the CIA the DOJ none of them have any credibility. . it’s a sad In America with 12 individuals and three different airlines can successfully hi Jack and kill thousands of innocent people.

Ronald Reason
Ronald Reason
Reply to  johndarrow
1 month ago

What’s hard to believe is that people, who don’t know a damn thing, can turn one-off tragedies into unrelated political events, conspiracies and drag 9/11 into it for good measure. Talk about sad! Show a little respect.

Julia Rogers
Julia Rogers
Reply to  johndarrow
1 month ago

Still waiting to hear who killed Kennedy