The human remains discovered in December on Indian Hills Road near Hope Road have been identified.

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The Potter County Sheriff's Deputies were called out to the 11600 block of Indian Hill Road on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 4:40 pm.  Someone had come across human remains. The human remains were found in an isolated area away from normal everyday traffic. This area is mainly used by utility contractors. When the remains were discovered the authorities were immediately called.

According to the Potter County Sheriff's Department, the human remains were sent to the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.  The center ran a DNA analysis on the remains and found that the remains belonged to Wade Pierce.

Courtesy of KAMR 4
Courtesy of KAMR 4

Wade Pierce was reported missing on June 6, 2022, at the time of the report Pierce was 28 years old.  His family reported him missing after not seeing him for 6 days.  The Potter County Sheriff's Department investigated his disappearance but found no evidence of foul play.  They were also unable to identify his whereabouts.

At this time no cause of death was released.  According to the Potter County Sheriff's Office, there is still no evidence of any criminal activity involved in Wade Pierce’s death.

As of this time, the investigation is still ongoing, If you have any information on the disappearance of Wade Pierce or the circumstances of his death you are encouraged to contact the Potter County Sheriff's Office.

Let's hope the Potter County Sheriff's Department can find out what happened to Pierce and this won't become just another Amarillo cold case.

Keep the family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

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