Harrisburg police dig for body after decades-old tip

Written by The Associated Press | May 7, 2013 6:38 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Police in Harrisburg are digging up the backyard of a home after a woman told them she had seen a body buried there nearly 20 years ago. 

The search is going on in the yard, where investigators started digging around 8 a.m. Monday.

Investigators are using ground-penetrating radar and have dug up to 7 feet in some places.

The search is expected to continue Tuesday. Authorities say it began after a woman who is now in her 20s reported having seen someone bury a body there when she was 4 years old.

Police Chief Pierre Ritter says the search isn't connected to any unsolved case.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick says investigators will be removing a tree in case the remains are tied up in its root system.

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