Human remains found in NYC yard may date back to the 1970s: Source

MicroStockHub/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Human remains uncovered in a New York City backyard on Tuesday may date back to the 1970s, according to a source, who cited a tip to detectives.

Police found the human skeletal remains in the back of a home in Queens at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the New York Police Department.

The remains have not been identified, police said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, according to police.

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