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Texas officials say no bodies found at home

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Authorities say they found no bodies
  • They want to talk more with person who called in the tip
  • A federal source said earlier that bodies had been found there
  • The location is about 60 miles northeast of Houston

(CNN) -- A tipster launched a search for bodies in Texas Tuesday evening, but a search of property in a rural area turned up no evidence of any homicides, authorities said.

"We have no indication there are in fact any bodies in the residence or on the property," Liberty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Rex Evans told reporters.

Officials came with a search warrant to look at the property near the town of Hardin. Aerial footage showed officers standing outside a single-story residence in a rural area.

Evans said authorities now will try to locate and speak with the unidentified female caller.

A federal official earlier told CNN that there was conflicting information on an earlier report that bodies had been found on the property.

Some information provided by the caller matched the residence or evidence at the scene, Evans said, without elaborating.

Hardin is about 60 miles northeast of Houston.

CNN's Melanie Whitley and Eric Fiegel contributed to this report.