Authorities in Texas say an autopsy confirms the human remains found over the weekend are those of an Iowa native. Kids playing in the woods near San Antonio stumbled across the skeleton, with a military I.D. and an Iowa driver’s license nearby.
Officials say it’s Richard Ashbacher, originally from Davenport. He was a 2000 graduate of Davenport Central High and would’ve turned 28 last month. His parents, who are retired, says they reported Ashbacher missing two-and-a-half years ago. He’d been living in San Antonio, working as a waiter. The remains were found a few blocks from where he’d last been seen alive.
The case is being treated as a homicide.