DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say they found human remains buried in the backyard of a home after receiving a tip from the public.
The home is located in the 13000 block of Grandmont near Davison, just east of the Southfield Freeway on the city’s northwest side.
Sgt. Eren Stephens told WWJ police received a tip around 6 p.m. Wednesday that a body was buried outside of the home. Officers responded to the home, where they found a man buried in a shallow grave on the property, Stephens said.
A crowd of spectators gathered at the scene Thursday, as investigators excavated the remains and gathered evidence.
“They was out here all day; they started off at 10 in the morning, but they didn’t start searching until about 3 0’clock that afternoon, yeah … digging,” said neighbor Felisha Taylor.
“They said that they was tipped off that somebody had a dead body in the backyard,” Taylor said, saying that word is the body had been there since 2009.
Another Grandmont resident said the body was removed by about 3 a.m. on Thursday.
The ground in that area had been covered by paving stones to create a patio.
An investigation is ongoing.