This was no big shovel dig with everyone digging as deep and as fast as they could. Rather it was slow and painstaking, removing the soil from one area at a time, inch by inch.
About 18 inches down, something metal was located, and they slowly removed the dirt along the extension of it. It turned out to be an expandable metal cane with a curved handle.
Bailey was using a cane at times before his death because he had twisted his ankle.
Pretty gruesome, but necessary work.