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Nothing found during Detroit police, FBI dig for missing persons

Home is on Dickerson Avenue near Waveney Avenue

DETROIT – Detroit police and FBI investigators conducted a dig behind a home on the city's east side as they search for the bodies of two missing persons. 

As of about 4 p.m., the scene had been cleared. Detroit police say nothing was found. 

The home is on the city's east side in the 4300 block of Dickerson Avenue near Waveney Avenue. Police said the missing persons are not children.

"I really don't want to bring any names to this case," said Detroit Police Director Michael Woody. 

Woody said the missing persons cases are not connected but both are from 2016. He said the house is vacant and owned by the Detroit Land Bank, which gave investigators permission to search.

There is overgrown vegetation which investigators have been working to clear away before they could start digging. At about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Woody said investigators had not found anything yet. 

The Detroit police cold case team was on scene. 

Neighbors told Local 4 a home was raided about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators arrived after the raid and started going to work behind the home. 

Michigan State Police was also at the scene. 

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