BUENA PARK (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Monday investigated the discovery of human remains found buried in the back yard of a home in Buena Park.

According to police, the remains were located just before 6 p.m. Sunday in the 8200 block of Commonwealth Avenue near Indiana Street.

“The homeowner had been digging in the backyard, and came across bones in the dirt a few feet from the surface,” Sgt. Mike Lovchik said. “The resident notified police, and responding officers confirmed that the bones appeared to be human.”

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reported the homeowner dug up a skull.

CBS2’s Joy Benedict reported the home was built in the 1930s. Neighbors say the property was farmland before builders broke ground.

The remains were collected by the coroner’s office for further investigation. A cause of death remains unknown.

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