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Body buried in backyard identified as missing Modesto man

November 29, 2018

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California have identified a body found buried in a backyard as that of a Modesto man reported missing in February and that they are investigating his death as a homicide.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department says its coroner’s office used dental x-rays to confirm 26-yar-old Jacob Sutton-Bubeck’s identity.

The Modesto Bee reports Sutton-Bubeck was reported missing by his brother on Feb. 10.

The Sheriff’s Department says in a statement is not disclosing how Sutton-Bubeck might have been slain to protect the investigation.

Officials say a woman who rents the Modesto home was burying a pet in the backyard Sunday when she discovered the remains.

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Information from: The Modesto Bee, http://www.modbee.com

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