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Two Bodies Found On Property Of Missing Couple

Sheriff's officials in Johnson County think they found the bodies of Larry and Sandara Blanton. Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price said they acted on a tip Friday night and uncovered the bodies on the couple's property.

Officials with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office say it has been a six month investigation in which they received hundreds of tips but none really provided any answers as to where the Blantons may be...until the tip received on Friday.

On Friday, thanks to a tip, the Sheriff's Department finally had some answers. Sheriff Price explained that the tip they received was concrete, and they believed that the tip was dead on.

Although the property had been searched numerous times before, officials say two bodies, believed to be Larry and Sandara Blanton, were found buried under a barn on the couple's property.

With the recovery of two bodies this investigation has been moved from a missing person investigation to a homicide investigation. The couples son, Willie Blanton had been reported as a person of interest along his girlfriend, Amanda Fannin. Authorities have not yet filed any charges or made any arrests.

Official identification of the bodies is pending the results of the coroner's report but officials do say they are confident the bodies recovered are Larry and Sandara Blanton.

Filed under: Johnson Co. | Police investigate


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