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Human remains found in western Hockley County

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Investigators with the Hockley County Sheriff’s Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department and Lubbock Police Department are on scene in the 2800 block of Santa Fe Road where human remains were found inside an abandoned house, Tuesday.

Ray Scifres, Hockley County Sheriff, said the department was notified that remains had been found in the area on Tuesday around 2 p.m. Deputies secured the area and contact the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department, Lubbock Police Department, Levelland Police Department and South Plains Forensic Pathology for assistance.

Investigators were still out processing the scene Tuesday and expected to be there through Wednesday morning.

Scifres said neither the identity nor the circumstances surrounding the remains are known at this time. Scifres said the investigation is ongoing.

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