Officials: Body found in Hansford County identified as missing OK man

HANSFORD COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - The body that was found in Hansford County on Tuesday has been identified as an Oklahoma man who went missing from Sherman County in October.

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Officials say the body that was found at a ranch in the western part of Hansford County has been identified as 28-year-old Arturo Varela.

Varela was last seen on October 22 when he allegedly jumped out of his car and ran into a corn field in Sherman County.

Helicopters and canines searched for him, but he was not found.

On Tuesday, the Hansford County Sheriff's Office was notified that a dead person was found.

The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy, where they identified him as Varela.

The cause of death is still pending toxicology reports.

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