Remains Unearthed In Bryan Neighborhood Are Not Human

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

The bones were examined and determined to be animal bones.

The Criminal Investigation has completed the excavation process. An Anthropologist examined the bones that were located at the site and determined they were animal remains. At this time, the Bryan Police Department has concluded its investigation barring further information.

Bryan Police unearthed bones that could be human remains at a vacant property near downtown Bryan.

Detectives have been digging in the 600 block of East 24th Street all day. The excavation was prompted by a tip to police last week that the remains were buried there in the late 1960s.

"I am shocked,” said Mohamed Khan who lives near the vacant property.

After living here for more than 20 years, Khan has seen a lot of development in his neighborhood. But the most recent one is a first.

“It is right across the street from my house, and I've been here since 1985 and don't know anything about anybody being buried there,” said Khan.

After a week of investigation, the crime scene unit and detectives started the excavation process.

"It is a tedious process. They have to go very slowly. They have to go through every patch of dirt, everything that they pull out of the excavation site,” said Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department.

The vacant land is in the middle of a neighborhood, but Khan says it used to be occupied.

"In 1985 when we moved here, there were people living over there. The family that used to live over there moved out and had the house torn down,” said Khan.

Since then, Khan says the land is mowed every week. With the lot well maintained above ground, the discovery underneath is something Khan can't believe.

"It is eerie! After all these years, I'm thinking man I have been living here since 1985, and don't know anything about this, and all of a sudden I see a bunch of police over here just like that,” said Khan.

Investigators say they will continue to look into the area for the next couple of days.

The bones and any other evidence located will be sent to a laboratory to determine if the bones are human or animal and whether or not a crime has occurred.

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