Body exhumed due to possible link to serial killer

A body of a woman was exhumed this morning from a grave in the Elgin Cemetery after an inquiry suggested the woman could've been the victim of a serial killer.

Bastrop County District Attorney Bryan Goertz says they got a court order to remove DNA from the woman's body after a researcher for a book suggested she could've been a victim of Henry Lee Lucas.

Goertz says the woman's identity is not known and the first step is to find out who she is.

Researchers from the University of North Texas will not start analyzing the DNA and comparing it to other samples on file.

The remains of the woman were found on Highway 95 almost 40 years ago.

Officials say her case was never officially tied to Lucas and that she could've been the victim of a hit-and-run.