A man found the remains while rock hunting at Lake JB Thomas near Snyder. Since the discovery, speculation has swirled the remains could be those of the missing 13-year-old.
We spoke with Billie Dunn by phone Thursday afternoon.
Dunn had gone to Snyder earlier in the week to be with family as she waited to know whether or not the remains belong to her missing daughter. She is back in Austin after learning it will be at least two or three weeks before the remains are identified.
"Its just tough to say, really," Dunn said. "We're just in a bad situation. We're gonna be stuck for another two or three week wondering if it's her, hoping its not."
Also on Thursday, KAMC learned the FBI had taken over as lead agency in the investigation. DPS had been heading the investigation prior to then.