Human remains found in Eustis backyard

Human remains found in Eustis backyard

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Human remains were found buried Friday in the yard of a Eustis home, Lake County deputies said.

Detectives said they received a tip that a body may be buried on a property on Parkcrest Drive. The human remains were found and turned over to the Lake County Medical Examiner’s Office to identity the body and cause of death, deputies said.

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Deputies said it’s not clear if the body is of the homeowner Melvin Kort, 95, who was reported missing in July by an out-of-state relative.

"We did get a report from the home owner's brother, stating he hasn't heard from his brother in a number of years.  And that he has been trying to reach him," deputies told Channel 9's Myrt Price.

He lived with two of his daughters, deputies said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.