Ector County Sheriff's Office identifies man found in shallow grave

Fred Hardy McNeal. (ECSO)

ECTOR COUNTY -- The Ector County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a man who was found in a shallow grave in October.

According to ECSO, 26-year-old Fred Hardy McNeal was first reported missing in September of 2017.

An investigation then began, with ECSO investigators and the Texas Rangers looking into the case.

On October 28 McNeal's body was reportedly found in a shallow grave in a remote location in northwest Ector County.

ECSO states that there is more than one person of interest and that they are treating this as a murder case.

Anyone with info is asked to call (432)335-3050.