Human remains were found on Wednesday in Collin County, Texas.
Sources told FOX4 that the remains belong to missing woman Christina Morris.
They were discovered in an area where new homes were being built. Andy Mitchell told CBS that he and his brother were checking the progress of their development project when they saw the bones and other items.
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“It appeared to be some clothing laying there, but we didn’t dig around because we knew they [police] would do their own investigation and we didn’t want to hinder it in any way,” he told CBS.
The discovery was made in a wooded area along Taylor Road near the Collin County line, WFAA reported.
At the time of Morris’ disappearance, massive searches and volunteer search groups spent countless hours looking for her. The story gained major media attention as well.
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The area had already been searched before, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Morris disappeared on Aug. 30, 2014. The last sighting of her was with Enrique Arochi, a one-time acquaintance, according to FOX4. They were last seen leaving the shops at Legacy in Plano.
Morris and Arochi were former high school classmates. Surveillance footage captured them walking together.
Arochi is now serving a life sentence after it was found he had kidnapped Morris. Prosecutors said that DNA was in the trunk of his car, but he has denied committing any crime.
He was charged with aggravated Kidnapping and found guilty in 2016.
The remains have not been officially identified yet, according to CBS, but police have alerted Morris’s family to the discovery.
Thursday morning Moriss’ family arrived at the scene where the remains were found. Family members carried flowers and comforted each other with hugs.
“You hope the family has closure,” Mitchell told FOX4. “My first instinct was to pray for the individual and hope that they are Christian and that they are home.”