Report: Body found in backyard of California woman charged with murder, child abuse

A California woman was arrested on murder and child abuse charges after police said they found a body in her backyard.

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Beant Kaur Dhillon, 43, was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder and willful cruelty to a child, KGET-TV reported. The arrest came after police reportedly unearthed a body in the backyard of the Bakersfield house Dhillon owns.

A county website listed Dhillon as the owner of the house in question, according to the news station.

Detectives on the scene wouldn’t comment on the investigation to KGET-TV, but pictures taken by neighbors show investigators digging in a planter behind the house.

Dhillon declined requests for comment from KGET-TV.

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