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Crews Dig for Possible Body

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County detectives, along with a county forensics team and the county coroner’s office are on the scene in Harrisburg Digging up a backyard in search of a possible body buried in an old murder case.

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Local News
06/05/13

Police Dig In Another Backyard

Members of the Harrisburg Police Department spending part of Wednesday morning digging in the backyard of a row home.  They say they’re acting on a tip from a young girl that a body was buried in the yard 20 years ago.  The dig at the 100 hundred block of Sylvan Terrace is about a mile away from last month’s excavation near 16th and Market Streets.  Police say this is related to that dig, because it’s believed the young girl lived at both locations. At this point police have no found anything from either dig.

Local News
05/07/13

Harrisburg body search ends on Tuesday

body searchWork crews ended their search for a possible body buried in a backyard along Market Street in Harrisburg. After two days of digging in that backyard, nothing was found.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick says they were working on a tip from a woman who was credible or they wouldn’t have spent all the time and energy on this lead.

Jocelyn Grier’s family owns a building in Allison Hill that looks directly into the backyard that was the site of the search for human remains.

“I can’t have my kids out there without having to worry,” says Jocelyn Grier,  “if something is going to happen , if someone is going to shoot. I want to go somewhere where I can be at peace.”

Crews began digging for a possible body along 16th and Market Street on Monday morning, it all stemmed from a tip that the Dauphin County Coroner’s office says came from a woman who says she saw a body being buried there 18 years ago. The woman was 4-years-old at the time and she believed it was a deep grave.

The search ended Tuesday as crews removed a large tree that got in their way but found nothing. The coroner says while they didn’t find anything , it would have been neglectful to ignore the tip.

Local News
05/06/13

Search for Possible Body Continues in Harrisburg

Dauphin County

The Dauphin County Coroner says a young woman recently came forward saying someone may have been buried in a backyard in Harrisburg some 20 years ago.  WPMT FOX43′s Michael Hyland has the very latest from Harrisburg.

 

The search continues for a body that may been buried in the backyard of a Harrisburg home near 16th and Market streets. Authorities received a tip that a body was buried in the yard 20 years ago. A woman recalled seeing someone bury a body when she was 4 years old.  A tree stump is hampering the search.  Authorities have finished digging for the night, but will return Tuesday to remove the stump and resume the search.

Police in Dauphin County dig up the backyard of a Harrisburg home in search of a body.  The home is near the intersection of 16th and Market streets in the city.  County detectives, along with a county forensics team and the county coroner’s office are on the scene.  More to come.

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