PIKE CO., Ala. (WDHN) — For the second straight day, state investigators as well as law enforcement from the Wiregrass, and St. Petersburg, Florida, have been excavating a site off of Highway 231 in Southern Pike County.

They’re searching for a 17-year-old murder victim killed in Florida a decade ago, and who may have been buried here in the Wiregrass.

In the Summer of 2012, police say 17-year-old Morgan Martin was murdered in Florida, and her body was buried on a farm off U.S. Highway 231, south of Brundidge.

Last month, the victim’s boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, Jacobee Flowers, changed his not guilty plea to guilty of second-degree murder. He is reportedly providing information to authorities about where the body is buried.

A cadaver dog would hit on several sites in the general area, but no human remains. In a news conference
on Friday at the St. Petersburg, Florida police department. A spokesperson says they’re trying to find
the teen’s body to give closure to the family. Morgan was several months pregnant with Jacobee’s baby at the time of her death.

“Our aim at this point now that we have a conviction is to bring Morgan home to her mother and that’s been our aim from the beginning is to bring justice for Morgan and her family,” St. Petersburg Police spokeswoman, Yolanda Fernandez said. “And the last piece of this is to find her remains and bring them back.”

The Montgomery Police cadaver dog hit on several locations but nothing turned out as far as human remains.

In 2016, the victim’s mother, Leah Martin, held out hope that her daughter would be found alive. At that time, she thanked the authorities for their efforts in trying to locate her.

“They never quit calling and all these wonderful people have loved my Morgan and they didn’t even know her” according to Martin.

At this time, Flowers is scheduled to be sentenced for second-degree murder on April 28th in a St. Petersburg courtroom.

As of Friday night, authorities have not found any evidence of Martin’s remains.