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Dawson County resident: 'We have no idea who the bones could belong to'

DAWSON COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Investigators in Dawson County are staying tight-lipped about human remains that were found in a local field over the weekend.

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office confirms that a shallow grave was found by a farmer Saturday morning and that an autopsy is underway.

Judy Meyer has lived in Western Dawson County for 30 years, and she was shocked to hear about the remains.

"I just turned on the TV last night and there was Lamesa, a body was found four miles out, right where we live," Meyers said.

Meyers lives about a mile from where the remains were found and she says she's never seen anything like this.

"Very scary because we don't have much going on in this community. We still don't know anything, we haven't heard a lot of town talk," Meyers said.

All this suspicion after Lamesa farmer Brent Schmidt told police he was plowing a field Saturday morning, about four miles from town, when he looked down to see a human skull.

Residents here say that's all they've heard.

"We have no idea who the bones could belong to. There have been several things that have happened long ago, but it's been a long time," Meyers said.

Meyers just hopes the truth comes out sooner, rather than later.

"We hope they can figure this out soon so we can put our minds at ease in the country," she said.

The Texas Rangers are assisting the Dawson County Sheriff's Office with the investigation.

As of Tuesday night, they aren't releasing the age, gender or race of the remains. And no word on how long they've been there.

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