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Body buried in Benham Ave. backyard identified

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 15:13:49-05

The body that was found buried in a backyard on Benham Avenue in January has been identified, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

The body was identified as Charles Deemoore, 70, of Cleveland. 

On Jan. 28, officers responded to the 12000 block of Benham Avenue and searched outside as part of a missing person investigation. Deemoore's body, buried in the backyard, was discovered by a cadaver dog around 12 p.m.

The cause of death is still pending, the medical examiner said. 

The case is still under investigation.