NYPD digging in backyard of Brooklyn home after receiving tip about buried body

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- NYPD detectives are digging in the backyard of a Brooklyn home after law enforcement officials received a tip about a buried body Tuesday.

The search for the body is happening on Bradford Street near New Lots Avenue in the East New York section.

A tip came into the FBI from a person claiming to witness a body being buried there sometime in the past. The tipster said the body was apparently an older person.

The NYPD will dig and determine if there is a body in the backyard. They have already brought in dogs to detect a scent, and expect to bring back another dog later in the night.
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