DNA can't confirm remains of pioneer Ranger
- I hate when that happens . . .
DNA can't confirm remains of pioneer Ranger found
The Houston Chronicle, June 13, 2011
DNA testing has failed to confirm that human remains uncovered near a
Central Texas cemetery belong to a legendary Texas Ranger killed in an
Indian attack almost two centuries ago, the Texas Historical Commission
said Monday. DNA samples collected this year from a Falls County
gravesite could not conclusively be matched to pioneer lawman James
Coryell, although evidence unearthed suggests it is him, said James
Bruseth, the commission's archaeology division director and leader of
the project. "We are disappointed that we could not conclusively confirm
that this is James Coryell through DNA analysis, but I am convinced from
all the other archival clues yielded during this research that this is
indeed the famed Texas Ranger," he said.