Skeletal remains found in camping tent

A call to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday from a family member of 56-year-old Janet Jamison requesting a welfare check for her resulted in patrol deputies discovering skeletal remains thought to be those of Jamison in a camping tent where she has been living for a lengthy period of time.

According to Deputy Vickie Gardiner, the family member said he had not seen Jamison since sometime in July where she had been living in a heavily wooded area just off of FM 1008 in south Liberty County.

According to Gardiner’s report, fellow Deputy Bruce Sims and Sgt. Michelle Deshotel responded to the welfare concern and located Jamison’s partially collapsed tent and scattered skeletal remains in the overgrown wooded area as well as remains in a sleeping bag inside the tent.

There were also two deceased dogs found in separate pet carriers nearby and one deceased dog found near the tent.

Sheriff’s investigators called Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Larry Wilburn to the scene to conduct the inquest. Judge Wilburn ordered an autopsy and the remains were transported to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s office by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home where the autopsy will be conducted to further confirm the identity of Janet Jamison.

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