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Authorities dispel bizarre Mass Killing story

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas––On Tuesday evening the Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a person alleging that there were between 25 to 30 dismembered at a property in Liberty County.
Before 6 p.m. and after a search of the location at the intersection of County Roads and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta, Liberty County officials said they found nothing. “No bodies were found inside the house,” said Liberty County Judge Craig McNair.
Searching in the property, officials found some evidence of blood. “Deputy investigators have responded here to the scene. We have found some circunstances that have raised some questions and we have requested a search warrant,” said Capt. Rex Evans with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said that the warrant was requested after doing a search on the property with anything been cleared, and around 7:45 p.m. Texas Rangers arrived at the house with the search warrant and entered the house. The blood found in the house was from an earlier incident, police officials said.
Joe Bankson, 44, resident of the house said the blood that officials found in the porch of his house was from his daughter’s former boyfriend who cut himself about two weeks ago. “He got drunk and cut his wrist,” Bankson told KHOU-TV. He also said a police report was filed with the sheriff’s department after the suicide attempt.
“At this time we have not recovered any bodies,” Evans said.
The search included cadaver dogs but nothing was found. “There was a tip, but no bodies have been found,” Col. Steve McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety said. “The caller chose to remain anonymous.”
Texas Rangers along with Beamount FBI office and DPS helped in solving this case.
McCraw said local prosecutors could pursue charges against the tipster if there was a false call with no foundation.