June 7th, 2011
09:46 PM ET

Texas officials say no bodies found at home

[Updated at 9:46 p.m. ET] A tipster launched a search for bodies in Texas on Tuesday evening, but a search of property in a rural area turned up no evidence of any homicides, authorities said.

"We have no indication there are in fact any bodies in the residence or on the property," Liberty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Rex Evans told reporters.

Officials came with a search warrant to look at the property near the town of Hardin. Aerial footage showed officers standing outside a single-story residence in a rural area.

Evans said authorities now will try to locate and speak with the unidentified female caller.

Earlier, a federal official said at least 20 bodies had been found at a home in Hardin. A federal official later said officials were receiving conflicting information about that report.

Hardin is about 60 miles northeast of Houston.

[Updated at 8:30 p.m. ET] Officials have conflicting information about a report that bodies had been found on a property in Texas, a federal official told CNN.

Earlier, a federal official said at least 20 bodies had been found at a home in Hardin, Texas.

According to Capt. Rex Evans of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, the office "received a call indicating there was a crime scene here."

"Investigators have responded to the scene," Evans said. "We have found some circumstances that have raised some questions. And we have requested a search warrant. As soon as that warrant arrives here at the scene we will further our investigation."

Lee Fregia of the nearby Hull-Daisetta Fire Department said there were "no signs of bodies or graves at this time." Fregia confirmed that authorities were waiting for a search warrant.

Hardin is about 60 miles northeast of Houston.

[Initial post] At least 20 bodies, including those of children, have been found at a home in Hardin, Texas, a federal official told CNN. Officers are securing the scene, the official said.

soundoff (266 Responses)
  1. monique gonzales

    She did it .. Simple as that.. so give the selfish b***h the hardest sentence!Coming from a women who can not conceive I do not pity her one bit!! Poor, poor, little Caylee!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • TaRaysha

      What does this have to do with the 30 bodies that were found?

      June 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • um..

      i'm pretty sure casey anthony is not a serial killer.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. justina walford

    Imagine all the serial killers we find. And then imagine how many we haven't found. This is beyond creepy. It's horrifying.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    I found more info on this matter here ya go....

    LIBERTY COUNTY - Liberty County sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a home in Hardin where a tipster told them 25 to 30 bodies are buried.

    A law enforcement source confirmed that a mass grave with 'a lot of bodies' was found on the property near the intersection of County Roads 2048 and 2049.

    Some of them are children, according to the source.

    The tipster said dozens of dismembered bodies are buried in the grave, according to Cleveland Advocate Vanesa Brashier.

    The source is a psychic, according to another source in Liberty County.

    Sheriff's deputies said they found blood on the scene and are now trying to get a warrant to search further, according to the Cleveland Advocate.

    About 15 sheriff's department vehicles and at least one cadaver dog are on the scene.

    The Beaumont FBI has also been asked to assist in the investigation.

    Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller said they have been contacted and are on standby to provide equipment and other resources as needed.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • TaRaysha

      thank you!

      June 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • farquar

      Thanks!

      CNN has no details at all.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Feeling sick

    more than likely the people that did this came from right around that same area..sick,God help this generation..

    June 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      I don't mean to sound rude, and I agree that this is sick, but why blame it on "this generation." Unless you have serious evidence about this case, I wouldn't jump to conclusions and assume that the guilty party was someone of "this generation." It could have just as easily been someone from "your generation." Regardless of the age of any suspect, God needs to help us all right now.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art

      I don't this generations has anything to do with it. There have been much worse mass body graves in past generations. This is just the latest sicko.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Allis

    Its located in the separatist evangelical cult territory of, sorry to say it folks, Texas – could this be a mass suicide of a doomsday cult and a cover-up when the world didn't stop turning? End of the world was supposed to be last month – is this possibly related? If so, how gruesome and tragic, I still remember vividly Guyana.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adriannee

      Are you from this area? How do you know it's a cult?

      June 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kurtis

      Suicide? Dead bodies cannot dismember themselves...

      June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      I'm from the town next to it and there are a ton of cults there. Mostly KKK. Ever since I moved here people have been telling me not to go "over the hill" referring to Hardin. Its a scary place over there...hell its scary place in my town to. I can't wait to get out of Texas!

      June 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bill bob

    is the killer white?

    June 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      I doubt it!!!

      June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • TaRaysha

      most serial killers are white and are in their mid to late 20s early 30s.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • wait

      and see.
      but my money's on white.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ANGIE

    I think the media is jumping the gun on this one. I think maybe they don't know what they have found. I mean COME ON...the tip came from a psychic.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      They litterally say "at least twenty have been found..."

      June 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TJ

    Here's a novel idea. How's about we confirm there's actually ONE body there first before we start speculating on the perps, root causes, political ramifications, blah blah blah.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmm

      you must be one of those liberonazi conservocommies that's always doing everything that's bad. shame on your kind.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rebecca

    The modern Texas chainsaw massacre ? I mean come on, they never found the guy and he would be in his late 40's by now. It's a possibility. I bet he watches that movie and laughs on how they underestimate him. I'm telling you.. Watch out

    June 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • TaRaysha

      =\ Texas Chain Saw masacare was based off of the Ed Gein story (as are most modern slasher flicks) and he did in 1984 at the age of 77. so unless he's changed his name to Jason Voorhees I doubt this is the work of the same person. =\

      June 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cheryl

    What the heck? Someone watched too many Hannibul Lector movies in his day? Just what makes these people tick. Not on the same page with the rest of us. I would be looking for one or two creepy looking, one can short of a six pack, reclusive, unshaven, nasty clothes, house, ignorant country bumpkin type(s). My best guess. I live in Texas, I know their type, weird. Macabre. Out there, really, really out there.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Katie Currid

    This isn't even true. Please fact check before you put something like this up. I am beyond mad at CNN jumping the gun on this story. Having a story up first doesn't make you the better journalist. It makes you unreliable and tarnishes your credibility.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Patiat

    There was just another news story that said nothing was found there after all. Hmmm.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kenny

    The news here confirms 20 bodies if that has any worth

    June 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      Liberty County SO confirmed in a presser that no bodies have been found and that they're awaiting a warrant to search the property. Any previous statement of bodies found was premature and erroneous. Chinese whispers strike again.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sam

    Why can't the editors use the term "house" this is hardly a "home", just like when he have to read about a mom or a dad killing their child.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. leeintulsa

    Isn't beaumont on the mexican border? Why hasn't anyone speculated that it's another mexican drugwar mass grave? Seems the most obvious conclusion to jump to..

    June 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      DOH! I was thinking about brownsville

      June 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Neutral Party

      I doubt mexican drug war people would care enough to even remotely the bodies, they just leave them where they kill them. Its probably some misguided dooms day cult who actually believed the world was going to end.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • gaby

      NO its not on the mexican border u should take some geography classes its hundreds of miles from the MEXICAN border and 50 miles from the louissiana STUPID always tring to blame the mexican what hurts to much to realize that the US has alot of serial killers and pedofiles

      June 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
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