(Photo by Christina Truong)
HEWITT (September 13, 2013)-- An Austin-based search and rescue team aided by four cadaver dogs came up empty in a search of a field in Hewitt where the skeletal remains of two people were found earlier, but later a group of Baylor forensic science students recovered dozens more small bones, police said Friday.
The Travis County Search and Rescue Team began its search at daybreak Thursday in an area near Old Temple Road and Bridle Path in Hewitt.
The area, which is heavily wooded and includes at least one creek bed, has been condoned off since Sept. 6, when residents found the first set of skeletal remains while on a walk.
Last Saturday a second set of remains was found.
After the dogs searched the area Thursday, a Baylor professor and 10 students scoured the area and recovered about 40 more small bones, which were sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science, in Dallas, Hewitt police Chief James Devlin said Friday.
Police are hoping pathologists can provide them with some information about the remains, including gender and perhaps the cause of death.