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Search of missing couple's NY land turns up body

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STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities saya buried body has been found during a police search of a missing couple's ruralnorthern New York property.

St. Lawrence County officials telllocal media Friday that state police investigators found the human remains in abox lined with concrete and buried on property in the town of Stockholm, 10miles from the Canadian border.

State police have released few otherdetails, but local media report that they started digging up a section of thefrozen ground this week.

District Attorney Mary Rain says the case began as a welfare fraudinvestigation.

A couple in their 80s had lived on the property, but theyhaven't been heard from in more than a year. Rain says a man who knew the couple isundergoing a mental health evaluation.

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