The discovery has sparked speculation they could be those of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, but authorities said it's too early to tell.
"I mean, we're just going to have to sit back and just wait and see what happens over the next two to three weeks, as far as the investigation that's done by the medical examiner's office," Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs said Thursday.
Volunteers from search group Hope for Hailey gathered in Colorado City Thursday to move a memorial dedicated to the teen.
"We have to move Hailey's Hope because Colorado City is going to be putting in a new water tower. Billie has given us permission to put it over here in the yard where Hailey lived," said Terrye Newcomb, a Hope for Hailey volunteer.
The remains have since been sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy where an anthropologist will use dental records and DNA tests to identify them. Until then, those close to the case will be waiting anxiously.
"We're not going to speculate or make any guesses. We're just going to sit back and wait along with everybody else," Toombs said.
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