PICO RIVERA (CBS) — An investigation continues Thursday after the remains of a young man were found in the backyard of a Pico Rivera home, authorities said.

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Family members told CBS 2’s Christine Lazar that the victim was 19-years-old and had been missing for several days.

The overnight investigation began around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after the remains were found buried in the home’s backyard in the 8500 block of Pico Vista Road, Los Angeles Sheriff’s officials said.

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Officials have not released the manner of death, but did confirm that the body was not dismembered as originally thought. No arrests have been made.

A friend of the deceased told news crews that the man was a gang member “who got chopped up into pieces.”

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