Deputies probe murder


BEDIAS — Investigators with the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers say they believe they located the remains of Madisonville resident Jason Currie at the dead end of County Road 142 in Bedias.

The remains were found on private property but investigators say they do not believe the landowner was involved. Arrests are pending and persons of interest have been identified, according to Capt. Blake Jarvis of the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are waiting on positive identification of the body before we release more information regarding the case,” Jarvis said. “They’re checking dental records.”

The remains were sent Friday to the University of North Texas for positive identification. A positive ID is expected by the end of the week.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the case is currently being treated as a homicide and suspects are being identified.

More information will be released as details emerge and positive identification of the remains has been made.

Currie was reported missing on June 26, with social media posts noting that he was last seen near F.M. 1696 and F.M. 39 west of Bedias.

“The family would like to thank everyone for the love, prayers and concern during this tragic time,” Currie’s son Cooper said in a statement. “We are most grateful to the Grimes County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies that have assisted with this. Jason is loved by many and the outpouring of support through this is evidence to that. We are confident that justice will be served to the people involved with this.”

Granite writers Nicole Shupe and April Towery contributed to this report.