LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — A new search warrant request could be headed to a Love County district judge in connection with the case of two people who disappeared eight years ago.

On Tuesday, the same judge rejected Philip Klein's first request for the excavation of a property. Klein, a Texas-based private investigator, believes his firm is close to finding the bodies of Molly Miller and Colt Haynes, who were last seen on July 8, 2013.

Klein said the public needs to be patient, because anything found without adhering to legal procedures could be extremely damaging to the case.

"I've gotten about 10 or 11 phone calls in the last 24 hours of people saying, 'Look, I've got a horse; I'm going to go out there,'" Klein said. "Remember, it's the tree of the poisonous fruit; you can't pick the piece of fruit and eat it and say, 'Oh, look what we found!' because it won't be admissible. Let law-enforcement do their jobs."

The investigator — who has been working on this case since 2014 — also wants to dispel any rumors that his team and law enforcement agencies are battling each other. He said their collaboration is what's led to their success.

Klein also urges the public to have some compassion for the Miller and Haynes families, who have been waiting a long time for answers.

Molly Miller and Colt Haynes disappeared on July 8, 2013.