News Release from
Lieutenant Mike Sanchez
November 18, 2017, about 11:57am, the Vidor Police Department responded to the
1400 block of South Main about Human Remains being found in the wooded area.
Upon the Officer’s arrival, they did locate human remains.
is underway to identify the remains which have been in the wooded area for some
time. The remains are believed to be of a male with a beard, who was wearing a
“Corona” shirt, shorts and blue and black tennis shoes.
The Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab
responded and assisted in processing the scene. Orange County Justice of the
Peace Precinct 1 Judge Hershel Stagner Jr responded and ordered an autopsy.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Vidor Police Department.
Further information will be released as soon as the autopsy is complete and
further details are obtained. We ask anyone with any information of a missing
person who fits this description to contact the Vidor Police Department Detective
Division. The lead detective in the case is Detective James Blankenship.
The autopsy of
the human remains has been concluded. The Vidor Police Department has
identified the remains as Justin Daniele Hake W/M DOB; 08/22/1980 of Vidor. The
medical examiner has ruled the death as a suicide. The next of kin have been
notified in this case.