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DECATUR-Neighbors have plenty of questions tonight after police, the FBI, and the Macon County coroner have been digging in a vacant lot. The coroner says he's been called out to assist with a very old investigation. But he will not say which investigation they're digging up.

All day police and the FBI have been out at the vacant lot on the corner of North Charles Street and Harrison Avenue.

They've set up a tent and have been digging through the dirt with shovels and pickaxes sifting through it all looking for evidence.

In some areas the holes are several feet deep.

The coroner was also at the scene taking certain pieces of evidence.

Neighbors say unmarked police cars have been parked near the property for weeks. And that before the FBI showed up police accompanied by a dog walked through the lot.

Seeing the scene out here and not getting information from officials neighbors are fearing the worst.

Officials have not said what they're looking for if anything. But there is still a police officer guarding the scene.

Police tell us they will be back out here tomorrow.

The lot is up for public auction. There used to be a home here but as wand reported it burned in a fire nearly ten years ago.

 

Decatur – Police, FBI, and the Macon County Coroner are digging in a vacant lot in Decatur.

 

Police are in the 2100 block of North Charles Street. Police have not released any information about what they are looking for. Neighbors tell us police have been investigating there for days.

 

We will continue to follow this developing story, and bring you more details when they become available.     

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