At approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday, the remains of a female fitting the description of Michele Reiter were discovered in a remote area of Coleman County, Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley said. The Texas Rangers are in charge of the crime scene.

“At this time, we believe this to be Michele, but official confirmation will have to be made at autopsy,” Corley said. “The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct the autopsy.

“We do not have a cause or manner of death. It would be premature and inappropriate for us to speculate on either one at this point."

Mike Cox, a spokesman for Texas Parks and Wildlife, said officials had asked for assistance with the search Monday morning and a team of two TPWD officers and three wardens had discovered the remains of a woman's body.

According to Cox, Capt. Malcom Wilkes and Lt. Tracy Davis with game wardens Travis Allen, Dave Besecker and Lee Morrison had conducted the search on foot and TPWD 4-wheelers.

“This investigation is still on going and I will be reluctant to release much information," Corley said. "In fact, I want to release as little information as possible.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Michele’s family.”