Cops find human remains buried in Queens backyard

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(FOX 5 NY)

Police found the skeletal remains of a person buried behind a house in Queens.

In an ongoing investigation, NYPD officers found the remains in the back of a row house at 87-72 115th Street in Richmond Hill on Tuesday morning.

"The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing," police said.

Video from SkyFoxHD showed police personnel still digging in the yard hours after finding the human remains.

The remains could be related to a case dating back to the 1970s, according to some reports. But the NYPD didn't confirm that to Fox 5.