UPDATE: Authorities find human remains in search for missing 4-year-old Hazana Anderson

Authorities in Texas say members of a search party found human remains as they combed an area in the Brazos Valley days after Hazana Anderson was reported missing.

According to KAGS, a statement from the Department of Public Safety confirmed the discovery in a statement on Wednesday.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities have searched an area near the College Station park where the 2-year-old girl allegedly disappeared on Sunday morning.

The body was reportedly found Wednesday afternoon in Texas City near Highway 146.

A DPS spokesperson confirmed that law enforcement officers from nearby College Station and Bryan were at the scene.

Tiaundra Christon, the missing girl’s mother, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of child endangerment and filing a false police report.

Authorities initially searched Gabbard Park, which is where Christon reportedly told police she lost her daughter after walking away from her “for a few minutes” at about 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Police reported finding a bag filled with clothes in a nearby dumpster, which the mother said matched the outfit Hazana Anderson was wearing the day she disappeared.

When shown what authorities described as an item of interest they found near the bag, however, Christon reportedly said she did not recognize it.

Subsequent analysis indicates the suspect had touched both the bag and the item of interest.

[Feature Photo: Hazana Anderson/Handout]