APD Confirms Remains Found Near Hastings and Smelter Road in Amarillo
Last week in Amarillo, social media exploded when many law enforcement were spotted in the vicinity of Hastings and Smelter Road in northwest Amarillo.
A tip was received by the APD Homicide division about possible remains in the area, and due to the rain and weather that was occurring on December 13th and 14th, APD had to secure the crime scene and hold off on further investigation until the weather passed.
The Amarillo Police Department confirmed on Monday, December 19th that the Homicide Unit did indeed receive information about a possible human burial site off Smelter Road.
Certified cadaver dogs were brought in to search the area for possible remains. After several days of searching APD was alerted to a particular area of Smelter Road and Hastings Avenue. A ground penetrating radar was used on the area that showed that the dirt had been disturbed.
After the radar found the disturbance, the APD Crime Scene Investigation United began a clandestine burial site dig to find evidence of human remains. Pieces of bones were discovered in the dig. However, at this time, it is not known if they are human or animal. APD has sent the evidence to the lab for further analysis.
As soon as the Amarillo Police Department releases more information we'll pass that information on to you.
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