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Search for missing woman leads to excavation

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LaDana Wiley LaDana Wiley
New Boston, TX New Boston, TX
NEW BOSTON, Tx. (KTBS) -

The search for the remains of a New Boston, Texas woman who vanished more than 14 years ago has ended, but no skeletal remains have been found.  

In response to a police tip, authorities began digging in a field off Nelson Street just before 8:00 a.m. Thursday.
    
The FBI evidence response team dug up about an acre of property.  
    
They were looking for Ladana Wiley who was 27 years old when she disappeared in 2000.

According to the national missing person's database, Wiley's mother dropped her off at her home on New Years Day in 2000 and noticed that her daughter appeared nervous and jittery.  
    
Wiley's mother phoned her an hour later, but she never answered.
 
Police Chief Tony King says a couple of articles of interest were found during Thursday's excavation, which will be sent the FBI crime lab.

"It is a disappointment we didn't find her. We would have like to find closure to this case," said Chief King.
    
There are no plans to continue digging on the property, but they will repair the holes.
    
If you have any information on this case, contact the New Boston Police Department.

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