The disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins has puzzled investigators since 1984, and it seems as though a breakthrough was registered in the case.
On February 10, 1984, Kevin Collins vanished while waiting for a bus at a bus stop. The bus station is located on the intersection of Oak Street and Masonic Avenue.
Kevin was returning from basketball practice at St. Agnes School in the Haight. When he was last seen, he was talking to a tall, well-built man with blonde hair.
Reports reveal that a home in San Francisco was searched for the boy's remains. Huffington Post informs that the operation is a joint effort by The San Francisco Police Department and the FBI.
Witness reports put them scouring the backyard and basement of the residence. They arrived at the Masonic Avenue and Page Street home by tracking down previous addresses for their main suspect.
The suspect was living in the house at the time of the abduction. He is now deceased, however was renting a flat on the ground floor there, at the time.
Neither agency officially stated that they were looking for Kevin's body, at first. While the warrant in the case is sealed, the San Francisco Police issued a press release stating that they encountered bones during their quest.
KGO-TV describes that a cadaver dog led investigators to a concrete portion of the basement floor. A jackhammer was used to get to the remains.
SFPD reps mentioned that an inquiry into the nature of the bones is ongoing, and "further analysis is necessary." They most likely belonged to an animal, but the find has to be confirmed.
“Partly relief that it's animal bones, partly sorry that it's not closure, especially for my children and grandchildren,” Kevin's mother, Ann Collins, expressed.