The Cedar Park Police Department has an update in the case
surrounding a homicide involving a missing mother.
Through the investigation and with the continued help of our
assisting agencies, skeletal human remains have been discovered.
Based on that evidence to include artifacts located within
the skeletal remains, we are as confident as possible without DNA confirmation
that the remains are those of Amanda Gordon.
The remains were found in the Bastrop County area on the
property of one of Samuel Byrd’s known associates.
Ultimately, we discovered remains in two different areas of
the property. The initial finding is that the remains were found in a burn pit
and it is clear through the investigation, there were measures taken to dispose
of the evidence.
We will not be able to confirm the identity of the remains
until further DNA forensic testing can be done.
In working with the Williamson County District Attorney’s
Office, Samuel Roy Byrd has been charged with murder in this case.
This is still very much an active and ongoing investigation.
Again, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to
Amanda’s family and ask that you please continue to respect their privacy
during this time.