The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Tuesday afternoon that stated the search for Lettie and John Fisher Jr. “may have ended on Sunday.”
Tyler County Chief Deputy Phil Ryan said no foul play is suspected at this time. Investigators believe that Lettie and John Fisher did not drown in the lake. Ryan said the exact cause of death is still not known at this time.
“An investigative team responded to a report of a man who had found human skeletal remains,” the press release stated. “Also, fishing equipment and a prosthetic leg were found in the same location near Lake Steinhagen in the Dam-B community.”
After local game wardens confirmed the man’s report, the investigative team traveled by air boat to the edge of Dam-B Lake in Tyler County and then went in by foot carrying the necessary equipment needed to process the scene.