By BRENDAN KIRBY
Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies Thursday dug up a wooded area near a house in the Chestnut Grove section of the county in search of a body, but came up empty, Sheriff Charles F. Mades said.
The department, which obtained a search warrant on Tuesday, was acting on a tip that the body of a small child had been buried in the area a couple years ago, Mades said.
Mades said detectives have gone out of state to reinterview witnesses who said the body was in the area. He said they will try to get more detailed information.