VIDEO: Suspect in Tierra Bryant case was at scene of search in Elyria

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 11:28:51-04

FBI investigators were in Elyria Tuesday for the third time, looking for evidence connected to Tierra Bryant's disappearance. 

A backhoe and a truck and trailer arrived on Mussey Avenue Tuesday morning but were not in use. 

A source close to the investigation tells News 5 they are looking for Bryant's remains. 

The suspect in the case —  39-year-old Rashad (aka Rashan) Hunt — was in the area Monday with investigators. Airtracker5 was over the scene as investigators led the handcuffed man from an SUV and into the woods. 

Watch video from Airtracker5 in the media player above. 

The FBI was also on Mussey Avenue last Wednesday but nothing was found during that search. 

An FBI spokesperson told News 5 on Monday they were asked by the Middleburg Heights Police Department to return to the scene to continue the search.

The FBI called off Monday's search at 6:50 p.m. Mussey Avenue remained closed to traffic overnight.

Last week, the FBI announced that Hunt had been arrested in California in connection with Bryant's death. On June 22, he was released from Sacramento's custody and brought back to Ohio. 

Bryant — who was 19 when she went missing — was last seen near the Motel 6 in Middleburg Heights on March 30, 2015.

Her body was never found.

Anyone with information surrounding the disappearance and death of Tierra L. Bryant is asked to contact law enforcement at 216-522-1400.