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Suspected human remains are discovered in St. Louis

A cadaver dog found the suspected human remains Monday evening on North 19th Street.
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Police discover suspected human remains on North 19th Street

ST. LOUIS — Police launched a homicide investigation Monday evening after suspected human remains were uncovered in St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, a fire department cadaver dog discovered the suspected human remains of 61-year-old David Albrecht at about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 3200 block of North 19th St.

Previously, police received a report of remains possibly buried there on Sunday. However, no remains were located upon initial investigation.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Division was working alongside the medical examiner on the investigation as of Tuesday.

Excavation attempts will be done as the investigation continues, police said.

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Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to "stabilize inner-city neighborhoods." One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

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