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Man Leads El Monte Police To Body Buried In Backyard

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El MONTE (CBS) — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he reportedly led them to human remains buried in a backyard Friday.

Earlier in the day the man called the Alhambra Police Department saying he knew where there was a body buried in El Monte, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

el monte body buried Man Leads El Monte Police To Body Buried In Backyard

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The remains were found around 3 p.m. in the 9400 block of Cortada Street, Deputy Guillermina Saldana said.

Deputies then placed the man under arrest on suspicion of murder.

Whitmore said the suspect’s name will not be released until the victim is identified and their family is notified.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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