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Skeletal remains found buried near Corning home

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Jun 25 2013 11:12:40 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 25 2013 09:25:44 PM CDT
CORNING, Calif. -

Investigators in Tehama County are working to identify skeletal remains found near a home  in Corning.  

Detectives received a tip that there might be human remains buried at a residence in the 23000 block of Loleta Avenue in Corning.

On Saturday, June 22 detectives conducted a dig with the assistance of forensic anthropologists from Chico State. It's estimated the remains were buried in the 1970's.

Detective Rob Brinton with the Tehama County Sheriff's Office said the case has been four months in the making.

He said that at this time, he has a good idea as to who the female is but he would not elaborate as to whether he believes it is a homicide case.

The sheriff's office is working with anthropologists from Chico State and Brinton said it was an extensive dig.

"The ground is very hard, very compact, the students and professors likened it to concrete and it took approximately 15 hours for the excavation," Brinton said.

The remains are believed to be an adult female.  More tests will be conducted to identify the remains.