Law Enforcement Officials Search For Human Remains In Angelina National Forest

Published: Jul. 24, 2007 at 1:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2007 at 5:44 PM CDT
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Will the remains of a second body be found where Terri Reyes' remains were found last September?

To find out, numerous state, federal, and local agencies gathered at the same area of the Angelina National Forest in San Augustine County.

Close to 100 on horseback and foot conducted a methodical ground search... entering thick undergrowth while fighting brambles and swatting mosquitos.

FBI Spokesman Pete Galbraith said the search was to look for any evidence previously gone unnoticed.

Cadaver dogs, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Mounted Patrol, and crime scene investigators entered the brush early this morning, planning to stay all day or until a discovery is made.

As of around 11:00am, search teams reported back to the search base that nothing had been found.

While many agencies were sending their manpower back home, at least one more search will be conducted on horseback later today.

Reyes went missing after being sought as a witness in a civil case against Larry Pugh, a former Jacksonville police officer.

A second woman went missing around the same time.

Pugh previously confessed to forcing a woman to have sex with him while on duty.