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Human remains found near Lubbock Landfill

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate human remains that were found near the Lubbock Landfill.

The remains were found on County Road 5200, about a quarter mile west of North Frankford. A man riding an ATV discovered a skull around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday and called 911.

The Medical Examiner and a Forensic Pathologist from Texas Tech University confirmed that the remains are human.

Authorities searched a 20 yard diameter area and found more bones. The Medical Examiner took the bones to investigate further. Right now it is too early to determine if they are male or female. They say the bones do not appear to have been buried.

The Lubbock Sheriff's Office told KCBD NewsChannel 11 that they are hopeful that this discovery could solve one of two missing persons cases in Lubbock County.

"Of course, we're hopeful, anytime you have open cases and find evidence that could be linked to one of those cases you're hopeful that's what you have. The two cases that we have open right now are the Jennifer Wilkerson and Peggy Merimon cases," said Chief Deputy Cody Scott.

Peggy Merimon went missing on August 9th, 2006. Jennifer Wilkerson has been missing since July 13th of 2004. Back in August of 2006 Kay Harrelson's body was found just 12 miles from where the new remains were found. Harrelson and Merimon both worked at the Lubbock State School and went missing together.

We are continuing to gather information and will bring you the latest as it becomes available.

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