Authorities search woods near suspected cult home

Jadon Higganbothan and Antoinetta McKoy
May 24, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
There's another possible search in the suspected murders of a Durham boy and woman.

ABC11 Eyewitness News cameras were on the scene as investigators, armed with a search dog, returned to a wooded area off Ed Cook Road and So Hi Drive Wednesday. The location is near the house where police believe Jadon Higganbothan and Antoinetta McKoy were killed.

Peter Moses, a suspected cult leader, and Higganbothan's mother, Vania Sisk, have been named as possible suspects in court documents. However, they have not been charged with murder.

It's been a slow moving case, but in recent weeks, police uncovered a decomposed body at Ellis Road and the Durham Freeway. That's less than a mile from Ed Cook Road and So Hi Drive.

Both locations are within a mile of Pear Tree Lane where a confidential informant has told police not one, but two gruesome murders have occurred.

Authorities are waiting for autopsy results and say there's no indication the body found is that of Higganbothan or McKoy. Investigators won't say what they may have found Wednesday.

Higganbothan's mother is out of jail after pleading guilty to marijuana possession charges, and Moses remains in jail on unrelated charges.

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