Investigators say human remains found inside a South Texas septic tank have been identified as a 21-year-old woman reported missing in 2004.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced identification of Leona Johnson and a murder warrant for a man who owned the property near Edcouch.
Sheriff's officials say 40-year-old Aristeo Cervantes Jr. is currently serving 12 years in a Texas prison for the 2015 stabbing of his wife at the same residence.
Deputies in July responded to a call from the current residents about a bone and a boot discovered in the septic tank while it was being serviced. DNA evidence was used to identify Johnson, who was fatally stabbed.
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Online records Wednesday didn't immediately provide details on the murder charge or an attorney to speak for Cervantes.