Area woman’s body isfound in Central Texas GEORGETOWN — The body of an 18-year-old Bedford woman was found in a remote area of Central Texas on Monday morning, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday. Tynesia Brown had been shot, the department said. Investigators think that she was killed elsewhere and that her body was dumped south of Jarrell, along County Road 370 off Interstate 35. The area is about 150 miles south of Bedford between Belton and Georgetown. Brown lived in Bedford with her mother, who reported seeing her Friday. Brown may have been traveling with a man and a woman in a silver sedan. They are believed to have visited truck stops and hotels along I-35, the department said. Anyone with information about Brown’s activities over the weekend or whom she was traveling with is asked to call the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, 512-943-1300; Williamson County Crime Stoppers, 800-253-7867; or North Texas Crime Stoppers, 877-373-TIPS (8477). A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest or indictment. — Mitch Mitchell Human skull is found in northwest Tarrant TARRANT COUNTY — A partial human skull was found Tuesday in unincorporated Tarrant County near Lakeside, authorities reported. The skull was found with no jawbone by a man riding an all-terrain vehicle in the 7200 block of La Cantera Drive about 2 p.m., said Terry Grisham of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. Forensic investigators hope to get usable DNA from the skull, and investigators are combing through missing-persons reports, he said. — Mitch Mitchell Radioactive device is stolen out of pickup GRAND PRAIRIE — A device that measures the density of foundations using a tiny amount of radiation was stolen from the back of a pickup Tuesday, Grand Prairie police reported. The nuclear-density device is bright yellow and has a red radiation sticker on the container. The X-ray inside is within a solid lead box that shields people from radiation. If the lead box is compromised, the radiation would contaminate a 10- to 20-foot area. Anyone who finds the device should call 911. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Grand Prairie Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477. — Mitch Mitchell
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