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June 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Tacoma police find body where teen said he’d buried his dad

The Associated Press

TACOMA — Police searching the grounds of a Tacoma home where a 16-year-old boy said he buried his father confirm they have found a body.

The News Tribune reports that police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said the death was “not natural” and is being investigated as a homicide. She declined to say whether the body was buried or exactly where outside the home it was found Tuesday afternoon.

The boy called police Tuesday and said he killed his father. KOMO-TV said the youth was taken away in a patrol car after the first officers reached the scene.

Cool did not confirm the gender of the victim. She said the Pierce County medical examiner will identify the person.

The father had been reported missing Saturday by his wife.

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