Human body found buried in Brooklyn backyard

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) --  The NYPD and personnel from the Medical Examiner's office removed the body of a man buried in the backyard of a Brooklyn home Thursday afternoon.

The body was excavated from the yard of a home on St. John's Place in Crown Heights after police received a tip that a murder victim would be buried there.

It is not known at this time who the victim is or the manner of their death.

Neighbors of the building say there were often rowdy, all-night parties, prostitution and drug use in the building.

The NYPD says the discovery is under investigation.