UPDATE: After divers searched for hours they found nothing and have called off their search.
Divers used every asset they had, including sonar equipment, but found no trace of human remains.
(KCEN) -- Fort Hood officials are investigating after a soldier reeled in a clump of human hair with his fishing rod on Wednesday at Pershing Lake.
The hair was about six inches long and it was a clump of hair about the size of a quarter at the base," said Fort Hood Deputy Director of Human Services Christopher Zimmer.
Morgan's Point Dive Team, Fort Hood Fire Department and other organizations have teamed up to try and locate what could be human remains.
"We've got boats from the Texas Department of Natural Resources here they're going to assist in establishing a grid on the water here so that the underwater dive team can do a very detailed search of the bottom of the lake," said Zimmer.
Along with several agencies, they also brought out a six-year-old cadaver dog.
"If there is a body in the water, the gases in the water as it decomposes will peculate up to the top of the water and that's what the dog is finding," said Zimmer.
It only took about 30 minutes for the dog "Noggin" to alert trainers of his findings, human decomposition.
Once the dog found the area, divers then go down and search the spot which is about 12 feet deep.
If the divers aren't able to find it, they'll use a sonar.
"It's capable of side searching instead of just looking directly at the bottom, it can actually see out to the sides as well its capable of searching out 120 feet," said Fort Hood Station Chief Jonathan Hancock.
Although the hair was found on Fort Hood property the lake actually extends to Killeen which is open to the public.
"A boat could easily travel across the boundary, there's no physical boundary in the water that separates the Fort Hood side from the Killeen side," said Zimmer.
Which means if there is a body it could have been dropped in any part of the lake or moved.
"I acknowledge that we're spending a lot of resources for a clump of hair, but I really would hate for there to be somebody's family member in this lake and we didn't do what we could do to find it,' said Zimmer.
Currently the lake is closed and residents are asked to avoid the area.