Nearly 40 bones and other items found buried behind Surry County home

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jun 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-27 18:00:46-04

Surry County, Va. - A lower leg bone, a sock, and glasses are just a few of the things a search inventory says officers found behind Jeffery Sawyer's Surry home this week.

It shows police spent four days digging and each day, they found more.

NewsChannel 3 exclusively told you this week about the affidavit that shows Jeffery’s wife, Jennifer Sawyer, told police she saw her husband kill a man court documents call "David Tyrone," then shove his body in a sleeping bag and bury him behind their home.

In their backyard is exactly where police found around 40 bones, some in pieces and some still intact, including foot bones in a sock, a leg bone, and a tooth.

They also dug up blankets, a dog collar, pieces of eyeglasses and a green and white material. Inside the home, officers took swabs from eight red stains. Neighbors tell NewsChannel 3 Jeffrey and Jennifer both lived there with six children.

Police have yet to release if the bones belong to "David Tyrone" the man Jennifer Sawyer says her husband murdered.


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