Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Bexar County Sheriff Says It's 'Way Too Early' to Tell if Human Remains Belong to Missing Woman Andreen McDonald 

  • Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Human remains were found Thursday evening in an area where Bexar County Sheriff's Office investigators have searched for missing woman Andreen McDonald.

On Friday, Sheriff Javier Salazar said it's "way too early" to determine whether they've found the body of McDonald, who was reported missing on March 1.

Salazar said a decomposed skull and several bones were found on a piece of private property that had yet to be searched in the course of investigating McDonald's disappearance. The owners oversee several properties and don't often visit the 50-acre parcel where a family friend made the discovery.

"This is actually, quite literally, ground zero for the search for Andreen McDonald,” Salazar told

The bones have likely been there for several months, Salazar added. According to a KSAT report, the remains have yet to be sent for testing, since authorities were still investigating the scene Friday morning.

While the sheriff's office hopes to give McDonald's family closure, detectives have yet to find significant personal items at the scene that indicate they've found the 29-year-old mother and business owner.

Her husband, Andre McDonald, has been under house arrest for several months after posting bond on a tampering with evidence charge in relation to McDonald's disappearance.

"The timelines seems to match up," Salazar said. "But we don't want to get too hopeful. We've been down this road before."

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation