Several law enforcement agencies digging near Drain

Several law enforcement agencies digging near Drain

NEAR DRAIN, Ore. -- Several law enforcement agencies including Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, and the FBI are digging near a residence between Drain and Yoncalla.

"The Sheriff's office has been working with Social Security investigators for the past few months on fraud investigation, and as part of the investigation, we came out to this residence and are going through the soil to confirm some of the things we've learned throughout the investigation," said Lieutenant Chris Merrifield from Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Merrifield would not confirm if crews are searching for human remains.

Merrifield says this is part of a larger case. "There's more to the investigation than just this property, so this is a piece of the investigation," said Merrifield.

This is a developing story. Stay with KVAL News and KVAL.com for the latest information.