SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County sheriff’s deputies have identified 10 persons of interest in connection to the human remains that were found on the side of the road in Southeast Bexar County earlier this week.
Sheriff Javier Salazar provided an update on the investigation Saturday afternoon at the corner of Pleasanton Road and W Harlan Avenue.
The sheriff’s office says the remains are believed to belong to a woman in her 30s or 40s. However, her ID hasn’t been released yet, pending further identification efforts from the Medical Examiner.
Salazar said they believe they know who the woman is and if they’re correct, she hasn’t been reported missing as of yet.
“If this person is who we believe she is, she is not a reported missing person,” Salazar said.
Evidence found where the remains were located was determined to be linked to a residence in the area of Pleasanton Road and W Harlan Avenue. However, it’s currently unclear what that evidence was.
Homicide investigators and the street crimes unit executed a search warrant at the home late Friday and found blood evidence as well that was linked to the woman’s remains.
All 10 persons of interest were in the home Friday and all were brought in for questioning, Salazar said. Some of them may have been “more directly involved than others,” but all have been released.
During the search warrant, deputies also uncovered a hidden room that was found in a garage area that had been converted into several rooms. SWAT had removed a piece of furniture, which revealed the hidden room to authorities.
Salazar said it’s unclear if that room has anything to do with the woman’s homicide but said it did appear to be “suspicious.”
The sheriff’s office said they expect to make several arrests in connection to the homicide “very soon” and are asking anyone in the area with any more information on the incident to contact deputies or send in any surveillance video they may have.
Officials are expected to remain on scene and investigate for what could be several days.
This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.