WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say it could take days to determine whether remains located in southern Ohio by cadaver dogs during a missing person investigation are human.
The Chillicothe Gazette reports the Pike County Sheriff’s Office says it searched two locations in the county this week as it investigates whether 77-year-old Bernice Hayslip, last seen in August 2016, died from foul play.READ MORE: Pike County deputies searching for possible remains of missing woman
Sheriff Charles Reader says the searches came after an unidentified person was taken into custody Monday and provided information. A forensics team from Pennsylvania worked with deputies and the Pike County coroner during the search.
Reader says Hayslip’s 44-year-old daughter, Tracy Sowards, is a person of interest in the case. She was charged Tuesday with credit card misuse.
Court records don’t indicate if Sowards has an attorney.