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Port Arthur Police find remains of two puppies after report of baby being buried in backyard


Port Arthur Police found the remains of two puppies as they were investigating a report of an infant being buried in the backyard of a home on 19th Street.

Authorities spent close to four hours investigating the claim.

Police say the owner of a house on the 1600 block of 19th Street, at New Orleans Avenue, had heard that previous tenants possibly had buried an infant on the property.

So the homeowner called police just before 10:30 p.m. Monday. Officers along with crime lab investigators converged on the house, but instead of a baby turns out two puppies had been buried there.

Lieutenant Michael Fratus said, "Anytime we get a report of a crime like this, it is better to err on the side of caution, and take care of all necessary precautions because you never know what you have in this line of business, it's better to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best."

Fratus said this was not a hoax, that the landlord who reported the allegation truly believed a baby had been buried there.

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