Crews find skeletal remains behind home

Body found in Newport News on June 6, 2014. (WAVY/Walter Hildebrand)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A crew clearing brush found skeletal remains behind a Newport News home Friday morning.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department said city farm work crews found the remains around 10:30 a.m. along 25th Street.

Eley said crews found the “badly decomposed” body behind a residence.

“If it weren’t for city farm cutting the grass they would have never found the body. So there’s no telling how long that body’s been back there. It’s ridiculous and I don’t understand why didn’t nobody smell anything. You would think that would give off some type of odor. As of now you can’t smell anything,” said Desirene Hubbard, a neighbor. “I just feel the crime is ridiculous down here in East End.”

Investigators are continuing to look into what happened.

Stay with WAVY News 10 for any new information.

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