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Homeowner Sought After Human Bones Found in Las Vegas Yard

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LAS VEGAS --Metropolitan Police are looking for a Las Vegas man and his wife after the people living at their former home found human remains in the backyard on Saturday.

The remains were found in the 1300 block of Gold Avenue, near Owens Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard while neighbors say a woman was gardening in the backyard. The homeowner who lives right behind the house saw the remains before police arrived.

"They found the bones, the knife. The knife was sticking out on top of the stack," said neighbor Sidney Sweet. "A butcher knife at that."

Police have only confirmed finding human remains. Investigators say the person leasing the home was in the backyard digging when they made the discovery and contacted police.

Homicide detectives are looking for the previous owner as a person of interest. They say a married couple lived here some time ago and the remains may be those of his wife. It's still an unbelievable notion to neighbors.

"It puts you at edge because it's like bones in your neighborhood -- come on. Human? Come on," said neighbor Peggy Hughes.

Hughes says she's lived in the area more than 10 years and has never seen anything like this. She can't help but wonder what happened in the house long before the remains were found.

Homeowners say they've seen several renters in and out of the house in the last few years, and they couldn't keep track of them all.

If you have any information you think could help police in this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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