The Liberty County sheriff’s office was combing the area after being told 25 to 30 dismembered bodies, many of them possibly children, were buried outside a house at the intersection of two roads, the Houston Chronicle said.
“A lot of bodies” had been found on a property in Hardin, Texas about 50 miles (31 kilometers) northeast of Houston, a law enforcement source told CBS television.
Some of the bodies were children, the source told CBS.
The FBI had been called in to investigate, along with a sniffer dog, after the department received a tip-off on Tuesday afternoon, department public information officer Rex Evans told the Chronicle.
Authorities were seeking a search warrant in order to investigate the home, but the residents were so far “uncooperative,” he added.
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