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The Tyler Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a deceased human skeleton that was found behind a Tyler church in 2004. The photo is a facial reconstruction from the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin (Courtesy photo)

The Tyler Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a human skeleton that was found behind a Tyler church in 2004.

The police investigated the finding of decomposed human remains, which were found by kids in a heavily wooded area off of Farm-to-Market Road 2813 behind the First Baptist Church South Tyler, according to a news release from the police department.

The clothing worn by the deceased included a blue jacket, blue jeans and brown Rockport shoes.

The remains were sent to a forensic lab for identification, and the skeleton didn’t match any local missing person reports. It was determined the skeleton was a man.

Since 2004, no more information has come out about this case, according to police.

The facial reconstruction was created by a forensic artist from the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin.

If you know the person in the photo, you are urged to contact Detective Nathan Elliott of the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1026.

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