Anne Hill’s family prays for justice as more remains are found

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MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. -- New details are coming to light in the murder of a Piedmont teenager.

Anne Hill vanished in April 2014.

Although police arrested two people in connection to her death, where her body was remained a mystery until Thursday, when seismography crews happened to stumble upon a human skull near Goldsby.

It was more than one year ago when Chadd Raymond and Chloe Thomas allegedly drove down a rural McClain County road to dump Anne Hill's body.

Her skull was found Thursday, and we're told more remains have been found.

The discovery stirs up new emotions for Anne's family.

They say they know it'll be a long road ahead to make sure they get justice for Anne.

The search area is massive – more than 300 acres.

Investigators combed pastured and wooded areas Friday looking for more of Anne’s body in a remote location between Goldsby and Washington.

“We've got it gridded off, and the crews are going back at arms’ length so they're not missing anything going slowly across the landscape,” forensic archaeologist Kent Buehler said.

Prosecutors say Raymond and Thomas killed Anne in an Edmond apartment before driving all the way down to McClain County to hide her body.

After further investigation, prosecutors say it was Thomas who choked Anne, killing her.

Michael Trevino, Thomas’s attorney, disputes those claims, saying Thomas’s only involvement was helping dispose of the body.

“Now that we have actually found the remains, and the medical examiner can do their job, we may be able to shed light on who's telling the truth and who's not,” Trevino said.

The state offered Raymond a plea deal in February in exchange for his testimony.

So far, investigators haven’t revealed a motive publicly.

Anne’s family is praying for justice.

“They want everyone involved to pay the ultimate price. Whatever the max amount they can get, that's what they want,” Hill family spokesperson Darcie Parton-Scoon said.

The family released the following statement Friday:

 "We, the family of Anne Hill, would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County DA's office, CFSI, and the multitude of people who have sacrificed their time and resources to bring us to this point in the search to find justice for Anne. This time is difficult and full of emotional ups and downs. While we still have a long road ahead of us in ensuring that Annie gets justice, we are glad to know that we will no longer wonder where she might be. The grieving process varies for each person and family. For the Hill family, we need solitude as we support one another through the days ahead. It is impossible for us to speak publicly. To date we are incapable of making plans concerning vigils or memorial services for Anne as we are still addressing the emotions that we feel over the discovery of where Anne was hidden for so many months."

Chadd Raymond is serving 35 years in prison for his involvement in Hill’s murder.

A preliminary hearing for Chloe Thomas was continued Friday morning.

Her next court date is in June.

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