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HOUSTON – Human remains were found in a BBQ pit in the backyard of a Texas home Tuesday afternoon.

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According to KWES, the Houston Police Department is investigating after human remains were found in a custom backyard barbecue pit on Tuesday in Houston. Officers received a call around 3 p.m. from a person who claimed to be working around the home when they made the discovery. That person left the home and called 911.

Investigators got a search warrant and entered the backyard. According to KTRK, officers found burned human bones in the pit. HPD Sergeant Dunn told KTRK that there was a skull and other bones in the pit. The bones appeared to belong to an adult and seemed to have been there for some time.

Dunn told KWES that it is a “pretty uncommon” case. A family with children lives at the home and have been interviewed about the discovery in their backyard.

According to KTRK, an autopsy will help to determine the gender, age and hopefully a cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information has been released.