police-light-bar1.jpg6:49 PM: A search of a Haight-Ashbury home today investigating the 1984 disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins uncovered bones under the home’s garage, but initial assessments by the medical examiner’s office indicates that the bones are from an animal, police said.

The search warrant was served this morning in the 1100 block of Masonic Street following up on the nearly three-decade old cold case in which the missing boy vanished from a San Francisco street.

The FBI and cadaver dogs from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search, and the dogs indicated that there were possible remains under the concrete floor of the home’s garage.

The concrete was removed and several bones were located and turned over to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office. Police said that a preliminary assessment of the bones indicates that they are from an animal, but that further analysis is necessary.

Police said that the home’s current residents are not suspects in the disappearance.

The search warrant remains sealed and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

A neighbor who declined to give her name said police had been coming and going all day and were digging at a property nearby.

Arthur Wentworth, who lives next door to the home where the search warrant was served, said authorities had told neighbors they were serving a search warrant but gave no other details.

He said there had been police activity at the home since this morning, and that he had heard drilling and seen men wearing hardhats.

As of about 6 p.m., most of Masonic Street remained blocked off and police continued their investigation at the home.

4:40 PM: San Francisco police served a search warrant at a home in the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood today, a police spokesman said.

Authorities from the FBI, San Francisco police and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office served the warrant this morning at a home near Masonic Avenue and Page Street and remained at the scene this afternoon, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

Esparza declined to say which case prompted the search. He said he could not confirm media reports that the search is related to the disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins in 1984.

A neighbor who declined to give her name said police had been coming and going all day and were digging at a property nearby.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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