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Bones found in search for missing teen Jessica Cain

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There could be a big break in the search for missing teen Jessica Cain. Crews have discovered bones in a field where a search is underway.

There could be a big break in the search for missing teen Jessica Cain. Crews have discovered bones in a field where a search is underway.

"There's enough there to know that it's a body," said HPD Detective Richard Martinez. "So, they still have to keep digging and meticulously get every bone that we can to reconstruct the body."

The discovery was made at about 2:30pm Friday at the site on East Orem. At this point, it's not clear if the bones found are that of the missing teen. Search teams have collected the bones and placed them into evidence bags.

The medical examiner was on scene.

"If it's not Jessica Cain, then we have to find out who it is," said Detective Martinez.
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Authorities have demolished a barn where volunteers are searching for the body of Jessica Cain


The search for Cain has gone on for 25 days now.

Investigators were initially led to the site on East Orem after William Reece, the primary suspect in Jessica Cain's 1997 disappearance, gave information to detectives that led them there.

Reece is already serving a 60-year sentence for the kidnapping of another woman.

Reece has been taken to the site several times. He lived just a few miles from where searchers were looking for the missing teen's body.

According to law enforcement sources, police will begin digging at another site in the Houston area next week. They think another victim of Reece could be buried there.

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