A dog dug up skeletal remains in the backyard of a Kansas City, Missouri, home Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Kansas City Police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said a new resident of the home in the 5600 block of Paloma called police shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday after his dog uncovered the remains.

Becchina said investigators won't know the age or gender of the victim until the evidence is reviewed. It wasn't immediately clear how long the remains had been in the yard.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information is urged to call the homicide unit at (816) 234-5043 or the TIPS hotline anonymously at (816) 474-TIPS

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