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BLANCHARD, Okla. - Officials announced Wednesday they are taking a closer look at a cold case involving a missing bounty hunter from Oklahoma City.

Years after 37-year-old Troy Neidhart went missing, less than half of his remains were found in Blanchard, Oklahoma.

Investigators believe they have some convincing information they hope will lead them to the rest of the body and possible suspects.

Investigators say will be in a heavily wooded area through Friday.

They say they will be digging through the dirt, using metal detectors, even getting on their hands and knees searching for any evidence leading to the disappearance of Troy Neidhart.

"I can't imagine someone would want to kill him,” said Robert Neidhart.

It has been 12 years since Robert Neidhart last saw Troy, and still has hope, his son's killer will be found.

Troy Neidhart, Source: Nixle

Troy Neidhart, Source: Nixle

"You're going to get caught sooner or later, you know who you are," he said.

Troy went missing from Oklahoma City in 2002.

In 2004, some hunters found partial human remains in Blanchard.

It was 2006 when the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation determined the remains were Troy's.

"We really have a lot of belief that we're going to be able to locate additional remains, maybe even additional evidence that would help us resolve the case," said Stan Florence, OSBI Director.

Their search is not easy, battling the woods, mud and rough terrain.

They're getting help from a forensic anthropologist and the University of Oklahoma's Crime Scene Archaeology Recovery Group.

"Sifting through all of the leaves accumulating over time and the dirt. We'll go through that with the screens, what you see behind me, looking for any small items," said Kent Buehler, Archeologist.

Finding more remains could lead investigators to a motive, a murder weapon or even a killer.

"We believe that there are suspects that are still out there," said Florence. "We are imploring that the public tell us what they know about those individuals so we can follow those out."

The OSBI is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information about this homicide case.

Please contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-522-8017 or McClain County Sheriff’s Office at (405)527-2141.

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