A volunteer search and rescue group discovered a plastic bag with bones inside on the Northwest Side Thursday, police said.
However, the bones are not related to the missing 3-year-old Lina Khil, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus.
“A volunteer group found a plastic bag of bones, we don’t know if they are human or animal… obviously they are very, very old,” he said. “There is nothing on this scene related to missing Lina.”
The rescue group discovered the remains in a wooded area less than a mile away from the Villas Del Cabo apartment complex, in the 9400 block of Fredericksburg Road, where Lina went missing on December 20.
I want to be clear, the volunteer group’s discovery of a bag of bones is in no way related to the search for Lina Khil. Our aggressive search for her continues.
Please continue to share any actionable tips with SAPD Missing Persons at 210-207-7660. pic.twitter.com/TmbrvQ8UHc
— Chief Bill McManus (@Chief_McManus) December 30, 2021
She was last seen wearing a black jacket, red dress and black shoes.
Lina was reported missing by her mother, who said she briefly left Lina at the complex playground and she was returned, the child was gone.
Lina and her family are refugees from Afghanistan.
On Wednesday, the Search and Rescue SATX organization searched in the Medical Center Field, about three minutes down the road from the Villas Del Cabo Apartments on Fredericksburg Road.
“We are expanding the search,” said Nina Glass, the organization’s director. “What SAPD is doing — we are going outside of their search area and helping them.”
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