Update: Psychic Defends Herself in Liberty County Search for Bodies
A north Texas woman who claims to "have visions" is defending herself in the controversy that started when she called the Liberty County Sheriff's Department claiming bodies were buried in a mass grave outside of Liberty.
The 48-year-old woman agreed to an interview only if she could remain anonymous, and be identified by her nickname of Angel. She says she's afraid she'll be bombarded by the media because of the intense worldwide interest the Liberty County story has created.
Angel says she has had what she calls "visions" all her life, and after confiding with friends who were having similar visions that three children could be in trouble, she called the Liberty County Sheriff's Office Monday.
The County Sheriff says they were told that children were buried at a specific location, but when they went to the house that was described to them in great detail they found nothing.
Angel says the officers did not act on what she told them, and she denies telling them they needed to search for bodies or even that anyone was dead.
Liberty County officials have been criticized and ridiculed far and wide for paying attention to a self-proclaimed psychic, but the Sheriff defends what they did.
He says any time you get information on something as serious as buried bodies you have to investigate to see if a crime had been committed or not, no matter where the information comes from.
He says they're damned if they do and damned if they don't.