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Texas police find children’s dismembered bodies in mass grave

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 20:25 EDT
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HOUSTON, Texas — Texas police, acting on a tip-off, Tuesday found a mass grave containing “a lot of bodies,” including the corpses of children, US media reported.

UPDATE: Texas officials say no bodies found at home of alleged ‘mass grave’

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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