Mass Children's Grave In Liberty County (Update: Add Question Mark) (Update: Forget the Whole Thing)
Approximate map of the location
Update: 10 p.m.: Aaaaand....it's nothing.
Update: The status as of 6:30 p.m. seems to be that authorities got a tip and "found some circumstances that have raised some questions," as the official local spokesman put it, so they are seeking a search warrant. Once they get it they will begin digging for whatever is or isn't there, so it'll be a while before things become clear.
8 p.m.: The AP confirms what the Houston Chronicle reported before -- the initial tip came from a psychic. Liberty County Judge Craig McNair said when cops went to the house they "found blood on a back door and detected a foul odor coming from the house.
Investigators are waiting for a search warrant and haven't yet gone inside."
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KHOU reports the home's resident, a long-term trucker, says the blood came a suicide attempt by his daughter's fiancee that was reported to law enforcement "a few weeks ago."
Cadaver dogs have found no evidence of bodies.
News stations are reporting that law enforcement authorities are in Liberty County looking for a mass grave filled with the dismembered bodies of two dozen children.
That's what they've been told is there by a tipster. And KPRC is reporting that "dozens of bodies" have indeed been found.
All the bodies are children, the station reports; they were found buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta.
The FBI is on the scene.
Here's the story from the local paper, the Cleveland Advocate.
Current status seems to be that a tip came in, police went to the house, and discovered enough evidence -- possibly blood -- to seek a search warrant, which they are now in the process of getting, the AP says.
Latest latest: Liberty County Sheriff's tell KPRC they have found "no evidence" of bodies. Whether that means they also have no expectations, or simply haven't searched enough, we'll find out soon enough.
Here's what Liberty County Sheriff's Captain Rex Evans told reporters, without taking any questions on the matter:
Earlier today, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office received a call indicating that there was a crime scene here on County Road 2049. Deputy investigators have responded here to the scene. We have found some circumstances that have raised some questions and we have requested a search warrant. As soon as that warrant arrives here at the scene, we will further our investigation.
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