Call leads to search for bodies

Richmond County investigators will return to a grassy lot off Cherry Street Thursday to excavate in a search for bodies.

 

Sheriff's Investigator James Kelly said cadaver dogs indicated today that some remains might be buried at the site, which is off Washington Road near Longhorn Steak House.

Investigators were attempting to verify a caller’s report of a homicide. Sheriff’s Maj. Ken Autry said that a lot of questions remain and that it is not yet a homicide investigation. He said the sheriff’s office received the information via another law enforcement agency.

Investigators have not been able to match the caller’s details to any missing person cases and don’t believe right now that they match any open homicide case.

The major did not say whether investigators had located any bodies but said they did get enough information to pique their interest in searching the area further.

“I suppose what (investigators) found supported what they’re thinking,” Maj. Autry said.

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