Tip Reopens Search for Giddings' Remains | News
Investigators searching for the remains of murder victim Lauren Giddings removed a bag from woods near the Bibb-Houston county line Friday afternoon.
Officers on the scene declined to comment on what was in the bag.
But earlier today, Macon police Major Charles Stone said a cadaver-sniffing dog indicated a "hit." He said it was not immediately clear what triggered that.
Investigators searched most of the day in an area just inside Houston County, near Houston Road and Highway 49, Stone says. They wrapped up the search around 3:30 p.m.
Stone said a tip led police to today's search for Giddings' remains.
He said the woman contacted police this week, saying she remembered someone, who could have been murder suspect Stephen McDaniel, coming out of the woods two years ago.
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McDaniel is accused of killing Giddings, his Mercer law school classmate, in late June 2011.
Her dismembered torso was found in a dumpster next to the apartment building where they both lived. Other body parts were never located.
Stone said the woman said her memory was jogged by this week's news of a Houston County double homicide, when the bodies were found in woods.