Human Remains Found in Indian Springs Positively Identified, LIVINGSTON, February 12, 2009 - The human remains that were found in the Indian Springs subdivision in November have been positively identified by Dr. Tommy Brown with Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office in conjunction with Dr. Gill King with the North Texas State University Forensic Department. Through dental records Dr. Brown and Dr. King were able to determine that the remains were that of Dennis Eugene Smith, 51, and residing in the subdivision. The discovery of a human skull by Sheriff's detectives on November 24, 2008 set off an investigation into the cause of death as well as the identity of the victim. After the discovery, Lieutenant Craig Finegan with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was able to acquire possible information relating to a better understanding of the possible identity of the skull which would include race, gender, age, range and time of death. The investigation by the Sheriff's Office combined with the use of a K9 cadaver dog helped detectives to pinpoint a location where they believe Smith possibly committed suicide. The skull was discovered in close proximity to the residence of Smith. The cause of death has been ruled undetermined by medical examiners and the case is under further investigation.