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Buried remains found in Alberta, MN backyard

ALBERTA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have found the remains of a missing woman buried in the backyard of her Alberta home.

Stevens County Sheriff Randy Willis tells KSAX-TV ( that Tamara Mason had been missing since Dec. 27, 2010, but now her body has been found.

He says authorities began digging on Thursday, but he would not say how authorities had learned there was a body in the yard.

He says two suspects are already in the county's custody, an adult male and a juvenile. Willis says charges are expected to be filed against them on Monday.


Information from: KSAX-TV,

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