The human remains discovered along the railroad tracks north of Bowie Tuesday have been identified as 27-year-old Christopher Nathan Cunningham of Bowie.
 Jack Lawson, chief deputy of the Montague County Sheriff’s Office, said the identification was made by the medical examiner late Thursday. The human remains were found by Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway around 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The intact skeleton was located 15 to 20 feet away from the highway.
Lawson said Tuesday they believe the body had been there for a period of time and possibly had been disturbed by wildlife, which led to the discovery.
The remains were sent to the Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science for an autopsy. The Texas Rangers also were called into the case.
Cunningham was reportedly released from the county jail on Aug. 29, which is the last time his mother had spoken with him said Lawson. No missing person’s report had been filed.
The county jail log indicates Cunningham was arrested on May 31 on complaints of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and obstruction.
The cause of death is still under investigation, however, Lawson said the ME cited blunt force trauma as a preliminary cause of death.   Read ore on this story in your weekend Bowie News.

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  1. Jesus, Bowie News!!!
    A man has died and the only picture you could get was a mugshot??
    Way to honor the deceased.
    Perhaps you should read into how the family feels before grabbing the first picture available to you!!
    It’s Sad what Bowie has become!!

    • Glad they changed the picture. I was wondering the same thing. Rest in peace prayers for the family

  2. Why didnt anyone take him serious when he was telling people that people were after him?

  3. I agree with the writer that commented on the mugshot. What a way to honor the deceased. My heart and prayers go out to his family more especially to his mother. My thoughts are with you during this horrible tragedy.

  4. Christopher Cunningham was my grand son and I want to thank Alyssa Depriest for speaking out He may have had his faults but who doesn’t Thank you again so much

  5. Are you seriously judging an entire town on the choice of a picture of a news article? Maybe you need a redirect to your safe place. Get a grip.

  6. This is so sad. Im so sorry. I can’t imagine loosing a child at all. Exspecially not this way. My prayers will be with you. Words can’t express how sorry I am. God bless you all.

  7. rest easy bubba we love and miss you wished this didn’t happen im praying for your family love ya foever bubba

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