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Marshall County lawman determined to solve cold case

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Guadalupe Goana's body was found in a creek near Kingston in 1985. (KTEN) Guadalupe Goana's body was found in a creek near Kingston in 1985. (KTEN)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- It's a cold case that was nearly forgotten with the turn of the century.

But state medical examiners used DNA testing to identify a Dallas-area man who was found dead near Kingston in 1985.

Thirty-two years later, officials in Marshall County are still trying to put the pieces together with little or no evidence remaining.

A local farmer found the human remains at the bottom of a creek bed just north of Kingston on February 23, 1985.

Officials never did find the answers they were looking for. After identifying two persons of interest, nothing ever surfaced.

But Ed Kent, the undersheriff of Marshall County, is now taking it upon himself to find out what exactly happened to Guadalupe Goana back in 1985.

"A farmer driving down Cliff Road across from what was then a culvert -- there is a bridge there now -- saw in the creek a naked male body," Kent said.

Officials said this case was re-opened after medical examiners finally positively identified Goana, of Grand Prairie, Texas.

An investigation during that time by then-Sheriff Tommy Benton and the district attorney's investigator indicated that the subject might have been killed in Arlington, Texas, and then taken to Marshall County for disposal.

But Undersheriff Kent says he is not convinced.

"Someone was around 35 years ago that may have some knowledge," he said, adding that there may have been some local involvement in the crime because of where the body was found.

But there aren't many leads to follow. That's why Kent is asking for your help. If you know any information about this crime, contact Kent at 580-795-2221.

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