Several months after investigators found skeletal remains in a wooded area in Montgomery County, DNA tests revealed the body was that of a man who was released from jail in May 2009.
Relatives reported Layron Carey missing on May 29, 2009, seven days after he was released from the Montgomery County Jail.
Investigators with the Conroe Police Department, with help from Texas EquuSearch, conducted a search for Carey, but were not able to find him.
More than three years after Carey was reported missing, investigators found skeletal remains in a wooded area near Criminal Justice Drive in Conroe on Aug. 8, 2012. Near the remains were several personal items.
DNA samples from the remains and DNA samples from one of Carey's living relatives were submitted to the University of North Texas Health and Science Center to be compared.
Conroe police learned on March 13 that the DNA of the remains were consistent with the DNA taken from Carey's relative. They determined Carey was not the victim of foul play and died of natural causes.