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Body found outside Waco is Patrick Dennehy

WACO, Texas—-The badly decomposed body found in a quarry near Baylor University is missing basketball player Patrick Dennehy, authorities said.
WACO, Texas—-The badly decomposed body found in a quarry near Baylor University is missing basketball player Patrick Dennehy, authorities said.

McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch announced the chilling discovery by medical examiners at a news conference Sunday night.

"With additional evidence collected today, we were able to make a positive identification," said Lynch, adding that he notified Dennehy's family of the discovery.

Lynch refused to elaborate on the type of evidence found in a heavily weeded area five miles from Waco. There are reports that a human head was found Sunday in the same area where a human body was found Friday night. An autopsy was performed Saturday at the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators from the Waco and Baylor police departments were helping the sheriff's office collect evidence from the area where the body was uncovered, Lynch said.

It is the absolute worst ending to a story that has rocked the university, raising questions about the integrity of the school and the athletic department.

Dennehy had been missing since June 11. His sport-utility vehicle was found last month in Virginia Beach, Virginia, abandoned without license plates in a shopping center parking lot.

On Monday, Carlton Dotson, Dennehy's former teammate and roommate, was arrested in Chestertown, Maryland, some 50 miles from his hometown of Hurlock. He was charged with murder on a warrant issued by Waco police and is awaiting extradition to Texas.

August 1, 2003
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