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UPDATE: Metro investigating human remains found in backyard of home near Lake Mead and Rampart

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A "death investigation" is under way at a home in the northwest valley.

Metro Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer says human remains were found in the backyard of a home in the 8300 block of Shore Breeze, near Rampart Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police are processing the scene for forensic evidence today.

"Yesterday Metro received a tip on the residence," according to Metro police sources. "Upon arriving on scene and doing a welfare check they noticed some suspicious things inside the home."

  • (Sasha Loftis / 8NewsNow)
  • (Sasha Loftis / 8NewsNow)
  • (Sasha Loftis / 8NewsNow)

"After interviewing neighbors, (officers) were told they saw two people in the backyard last week and they appeared to be digging. After checking in the backyard metro discovered some human remains," police said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives were immediately notified.

Homicide has taken over the investigation, police said.

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