Just a few hours into the search for buried bodies in a vacant lot near Washington Road, authorities said today that they had recovered possible evidence from the dig site.
Richmond County sheriffs Lt. Scott Gay said at a news conference that it would be improper to go into any further detail at this time. He said investigators have begun digging at one of two sites where cadaver dogs indicated Wednesday that bodies might be buried and that the work was slow-going.
This is not an easy task were working on, and it's in our best interest to go slow and precise, Lt. Gay said.
Investigators began examining the scene after receiving information from an out-of-state law enforcement agency that an informant claimed bodies were buried in the lot, which is on Cherry Street. He said the woman was being interviewed by the FBI, which is also assisting the sheriffs department with the recovery process. Lt. Gay said while it is still early in the investigation, police do not have reason to believe that information the informant gave matches any missing person cases in Richmond County. Instead, he said, investigators were taking a much closer look at older cold case files. Until a few years ago, Lt. Gay said, three houses stood on the vacant lot.