PLEASANTON, Texas -- Law enforcement authorities and cadaver dogs searched a piece of property Wednesday in Pleasanton in connection with the disappearance of Patty Vaughan, a Wilson County woman who has been missing since December 1996. The owner of the land told authorities that J.R. Vaughan, the husband of the missing woman, dug a pit on the property in December 1996, the same month that Patty Vaughn disappeared. J.R. Vaughan, who has never been charged in connection with his wife's disappearnce, worked for a construction company at the time. "He had access to the pit," said Patsy Wallace, the missing woman's mother. "He worked here every day." "There was a very limited time frame that someone would have had, possibly to dispose of the body," said Mark Dubose, an attorney representing the Wallace family. Cadaver dogs failed to detect a scent since the property sits adjacent to a cemetery. Texas Rangers told Wallace that they don't have enough leads to dig up the site, but Wallace said she plans on asking a missing persons organization from Houston if it will conduct a dig. http://www.ksat.com/news/7346273/detail.html .................................... :furious: why didnt the property owner tell LE about this when she went missing. I hope someone helps dig the pit out.