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Skull Discovered In Texas Desert Belongs to Most Wanted Child Rapist Who Escaped Halfway House

November 18, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Police in Texas announced on Monday, A skull discovered in an Austin, Tex., field belongs to a perverted Army veteran who escaped a halfway house last year.

Kevin Patrick Stoeser, 41, was just weeks away from completing a 10-year sentence for child porn and raping young girls when he escaped from the correctional facility in October 2013.

Authorities placed him on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitives list and offered $25,000 for the rapo’s capture.

On Sept. 8, a yellow Labrador retriever, retrieved a skull in a grassy field just miles from the Austin Transitional Center.

The medical examiner identified the remains as Stoeser’s on Nov. 5.

“With the untimely death of Stoeser, we can now bring closure to this case,” Robert Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said in a statement. “On behalf of the United States Marshals Service, we appreciate the assistance of our law enforcement partners throughout the nation who contributed a great deal of time and energy to see this investigation through.”

Stoeser was dishonorably discharged from the Army in 2003 after he pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a child between the ages of 12 and 16, sodomy, possession of child porn and indecent liberties with a child under 16.

He was posted at Fort Hood at the time of the crimes.

While finishing his sentence last year at the Austin halfway house, the sexual predator was caught with a cellphone and nearly 30 pictures of underage girls. He fled the home and wasn’t seen again until his skull was discovered in September.

No other bones were found in the field and authorities have not revealed how he died. The skull was “weathered” and appeared to have been there for some time, authorities said.

The search for the deviant was featured on the CNN show “The Hunt with John Walsh” in July.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday at 1:30 p.m. Central Time.

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