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Crews return to field to continue search after finding human bones

HOUSTON – Crews returned to a southeast Houston field Saturday to continue their search for human remains.

The search has been going on for about three weeks.

Crews made a critical discovery Friday in a field near Martindale and East Orem when a backhoe driver found human remains about 4 feet underground. Crews are meticulously digging through the dirt, trying to find more bones.

The man who led investigators to the site is William Reece, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for another crime and has been the prime suspect in Jessica Cain's disappearance.

Cain was reported missing in 1997, but Reece recently told police to start looking in the field.

A handcuffed Reece has been spotted in the field over the last few weeks, walking around with investigators. He is linked to the murders and disappearances of several Texas women in the late 1990s.

Investigators said their search could be coming to a close. Investigators will have security at the field for the next couple days in case they decide to return.

They will eventually fill in the dirt at the field.