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Remains found behind Conover home, police investigating

Remains were found in the grave, although they did not appear to be recent, police said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Conover Police Department is investigating after remains were found in the shallow grave behind a home in Conover.

On Friday, officers received word about a body possibly being buried in the backyard of a home on Fourth Avenue SW in Conover.  

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Conover officers, the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and NC State Bureau of Investigation officials found what appeared to be a shallow grave behind the home.

Remains were found in the grave, although they did not appear to be recent, police said.

The remains were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to determine if they were human remains or other remains, police said.

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