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Human remains were found in the back of this residence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Thursday, Oct. 9. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Find Human Remains Buried In Brooklyn Yard

Police were digging in a yard in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn Thursday evening, after an informant tipped them off that human remains were buried there.

10/09/2014

Human remains found in Queens (CBS 2)

Police: Site Where Bones Were Found in Queens Was Once Cemetery

A subcontractor digging in a Queens yard made an unexpected discovery Tuesday.

10/07/2014

Police on the scene after a human head was found in a Hempstead yard. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Probe For Link Between Dismembered Body, Head Found In Hempstead

The latest discovery was reported Thursday in Hempstead, where what appears to be a human head was found in bushes in front of a neatly kept home.

07/18/2014

Police on the scene after a human head was found in a Hempstead yard. (Credit: CBS 2)

Human Head Discovered In Hempstead Yard

A human head was found in a Hempstead yard in the same area where two human arms were found just last week.

07/17/2014

Mothers of 9/11 victims protest decision to house unidentified remains underground in the museum, May 8, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/WCBS 880)

9/11 Families Blast ‘Greedy,’ ‘Disrespectful’ Decision To Store Unidentified Remains Underground In Museum

The National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum will house the remains at bedrock level of the World Trade Center site. Some families have labeled that plan as disrespectful and want an above-ground entombment on the Memorial Plaza.

05/08/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Shows Washed Up Remains Match Autistic Teen Avonte Oquendo

Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving his Long Island City school on Oct. 4. He suffered a severe form of autism and was unable to communicate verbally.

01/21/2014

David Perecman speaks at a news conference on Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Waiting To Learn Identity Of Remains Found In Queens

The attorney for the family of a missing autistic boy says clothing that was found with human remains in Queens are similar to those the teen was wearing when he disappeared.

01/17/2014

The Victoria's Secret Herald Square store.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

NYPD: Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

Two teenage girls who were suspected of shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving a Victoria’s Secret store in Midtown, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a fetus, the NYPD said Thursday.

10/17/2013

Human Remains Found In Poughkeepsie Home (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Grisly Discovery In Poughkeepsie Basement Reheats Cold Case

A contractor found the remains of JoAnn Nichols inside a sealed container behind a false basement wall in the Poughkeepsie home she shared with her husband.

07/02/2013

This piece of landing gear was found near the World Trade Center and came from the same type of plane used in the 9/11 attacks. (Credit CBS 2)

Search Set For Human Remains At Site Where Suspected 9-11 Plane Part Was Found

The search for human remains was set to begin Monday at the Lower Manhattan site where landing gear believed to be from a 9-11 plane was found.

04/28/2013

A worker searches through the debris field from the south tower of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Mar 7, 2002 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More Possible Human Remains Unearthed In WTC Debris

About 60 truckloads – or 600 cubic yards – of debris that could contain tiny human bone fragments have been unearthed by construction crews working on the new World Trade Center tower in recent years. Investigators will spend 10 weeks trying to find remains in that debris.

04/21/2013

9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Medical Examiner Begins Sifting WTC Debris For Sept. 11 Remains

The work began Monday and is expected to continue for about 10 weeks on Staten Island.

04/01/2013

The ‘Tribute in Light’ shines as One World Trade Center (R) rises under construction on the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City To Resume Search For Human Remains In Twin Towers’ Debris

The grim and sad search for human remains in the debris from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks resumes Monday.

03/31/2013

Tanya Byrd, whose remains were found in the Bronx on Feb. 26, 2013. (credit: Cassandra McLean)

Son Held After Woman’s Body Parts Are Found In The Bronx

Police received a call about possible human remains inside bags on the sidewalk in the area of East 158th Street and Eagle Avenue in Melrose around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

02/26/2013

A necklace that was recovered at the scene where police found the body of a woman in Lattingtown. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Human Remains Found Near Long Island Sound In Oyster Bay

Nassau County Police said the remains appear to be of a woman between 20 and 30 years of age.

01/22/2013

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