It took nearly a year, but authorities have identified the remains of Terri Renee Troublefield Reyes, who was last seen on May 21, 2006, just five days before she was supposed to attend her son's high school graduation, according to previous reports from the Jacksonville Daily Progress. In a story last year, the Progress reported that Reyes was one of two women who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, both of whom had connections to former Jacksonville police officer Larry Pugh, who was sentenced to federal prison in March for forcing women to have sex with him while he was on duty. Shunte Coleman of Jacksonville has been missing since July 2, 2006. Both women disappeared while Pugh was out on bond from federal court, and according to the Progress, the disappearances occurred before Pugh was arrested in August for attempting to wrap a belt around the neck of another female witness, whom he reportedly attempted to drag to his van, before the belt broke and the woman got away. Last year, Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel told the Progress he was aware that there was a lot of speculation about the two women's whereabouts, due to their affiliation with Pugh, but Daniel said the police department had no evidence that Pugh had anything to do with the disappearance of the two women. Reyes' body was found in the Angelina National Forest over the Labor Day weekend last year - stripped of any type of clothing, leading investigators to believe foul play may have been involved in the unidentified woman's death. The sheriff's office was notified of the possible human remains after a couple of hunters stumbled onto what appeared to be a human a skull while they were scouting for a good deer hunting site. The sheriff's office along with Texas Ranger Pete Maskunas responded to the scene, near Broaddus, about 175 yards north of Forest Service Road 300 West, and recovered more remains, including a torso. At the time, investigators did not know the victim's age, race or sex. Using the latest technology available to them, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety were able to take the decayed human skull and fashion a "likeness" of what the woman may have looked like before her death. They estimated that the woman was most likely between 25 and 35 years of age at the time of her death and between 5-feet, 5-inches and 6-feet tall with a medium build, and that she had been decaying for six months to two years before she was found. Reyes was 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed between 130 and 135 pounds and had brown hair and eyes. She had been missing for about four months before the body was found. --- San Augustine correspondent Nelda Hearnsberger contributed to this report. Larry Pugh Photos by Jacksonville PD/FBI Terri Reyes

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