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Police search condemned house for body

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Valdosta Police are searching a condemned house for a body.

Construction crews were doing demolition work Wednesday when two people walked up and told them they suspected a body could be buried under concrete.

Police haven't found any evidence but they tell us a woman was last seen in that neighorhood 21 years ago.

Police are investigating the possibility that underneath this demolished concrete could be a woman's remains.

"We have detectives who are here observing to see if they find anything suspicious," said Valdosta Police Capt. Bobbi McGraw. "They're also sifting and digging through themselves."

Construction crews were out Wednesday demolishing the property of this condemned home when people walked up and told them a body could be buried here.

Police took that tip seriously because they tell us a 28-year old woman who was last seen May 4, 1989 lived in this neighborhood on Cherry Street.

Her mother reported her missing a few weeks later. The woman's boyfriend lived here at this home at the time. Police won't tell us his name either but they have been talking with him.

"They're were domestic disputes between them," said Capt. McGraw. "They had issues."

Neighbors have been watching the whole thing.

"That's crazy," said Antoine Loveday.

So far police haven't found any kind of evidence or remains.

Debris is being dropped off at the Veolia Landfill so detectives can sift through it.

Cadavers dogs are also being used in the search.


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