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Backyard Body Found In El Monte, Tipster Jailed

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Human remains found in the backyard of an El Monte home are with the Coroner's office as investigators try to positively identify the body, reports ABC Local. Reportedly, a man phoned Alhambra police on Friday "claiming he knew where the remains were buried."

Following the tip, officers discovered the remains, which appeared to be several years old, in the backyard of a home on the 9400 block of Cortada Street, said a sheriff's spokesperson. Reports ABC Local, "the tipster was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held on $1 million bail."