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Woman says bones found in her yard are part of 2013 missing person investigation

LUBBOCK, Texas - Linda, who asked that we not use her last name, said when Lubbock Police showed up at her house on Tuesday, they wanted permission to search her backyard because of a 2013 missing person case.

Two such cases made the news in Lubbock.  One was Zoe Campos, and the other was Maegan Hembree.  

Bones Not Identified Yet 

Police on Friday said, “An investigation led officers to that specific area where an LPD investigator located the bone.”

Before that, on Friday morning, police said, “Wednesday evening, a bone was located in a back yard. Investigators are working to determine the origin of the bone. At this time, it has not been confirmed as human.” 

The area searched was in the 1900 block of 70th Street.

When Detectives Showed Up

“There was two detectives at the door,” Linda said, “asking if they can come in to talk to me about the house.” 

“Once I got them in, they told me it was a missing report case - a missing person report case from 2013,” Linda said.  Police then looked around.  On Wednesday morning, offices started digging in her back yard. 

“What I could see, what it looked like, I’m going to say about waist deep,” Linda said.

“I really figured they wouldn’t find anything because this house has been searched before through a lead,” Linda said.  “But they didn’t find anything and that was with one dog - one or two dogs, I think. But this time they had four dogs.”

Linda said, “They just said they had a bigger tip that came in and that it was still a cold case that hasn’t been fixed.”

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This is a developing story.  EverythingLubbock.com will provide updates when possible. 

 


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