Police finish at Phoenix home where remains found
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
PHOENIX (AP) - A man who once served a prison term for second-degree murder engaged in a 2012 standoff with police at a Phoenix home where landscaping workers found human remains buried in the backyard.
Police who responded to the discovery Tuesday finished their work at the property early Wednesday, and Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the remains have been taken to the medical examiner.
Thompson won't say whether remains of more than one body were found but he says police believe foul play was involved.
The man involved in the 2012 standoff at the home, 42-year-old Alan Champagne, awaits trial in Maricopa County Superior Court on charges of aggravated assault and criminal trespassing.
He served nearly 13 years in prison on the murder conviction. He was released in 2005.
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