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Police Find No Remains in Brooklyn Backyard After Receiving Tip of Possible Buried Body: Sources

Cops received a tip from a 9-1-1 caller Monday that a body could possibly be buried behind a home on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick

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  • Police were called to a scene behind a Brooklyn building where a body may have been buried in a backyard grave
  • Cops received a tip from a 9-1-1 caller Monday that a body could possibly be buried behind a home on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick
  • According to law enforcement sources Tuesday, police found nothing during their search

The search for a possible body that may have been buried behind a Brooklyn building is over, and police did not find any remains, according to law enforcement sources.

Cops received a tip from a 9-1-1 caller Monday that a body could possibly be buried behind a home on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick, law enforcement sources said. Officers taped off an area around 816 Knickerbocker Avenue Monday evening.

On Tuesday, cops pulled out of area after nothing was found, sources said.

Officers were focused on a mound of dirt in the back of the apartment building, police sources said Monday. A K-9 unit was spotted at the scene, but it is not clear if it was also a cadaver dog. A cadaver dog would be needed to positively identify any buried human remains before proceeding.

Police were also seen examining an alley adjacent to the building that leads to the backyard.

Residents of the building were asked by cops if they noticed any suspicious around the building recently.

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