Family: Son Of Former Texas Governor Found Dead

Texas – The wife of former Texas Gov. Bill Clements says the family has no doubt that a body found in a shallow grave in East Texas is that of their son.

Rita Clements told The Dallas Morning News on Sunday she was a loss to understand what authorities believe was the murder of the man she says is 69-year-old B. Gill Clements by a neighbor who was later killed in a shootout with officers.

Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt said Saturday the search for the Clements son was suspended after an unidentified body was found on property next to land he owns. Nutt's office said Sunday the sheriff was planning a Monday announcement.

Authorities say 46-year-old Howard Todd Granger was shot to death by officers Saturday after he fired at them as they searched for the younger Clements.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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