Police find human remains in the backyard of a home 8th and Magnolia

In October of 2017, the Long Beach Police Department received a missing person’s report for 32-year-old Zach Kennedy of Long Beach.

Through relentless follow up in Kennedy’s disappearance, Detectives learned that he was last seen at a residence in the 500 block of W. 8th Street, and was possibly buried on the property.

On May 3, 2018, Detectives in possession of a search warrant began an excavation of the property on W. 8th Street, in the hope of finding Kennedy. Not long after Detectives began the excavation they located what they believe to be the remains of a human body buried on the property.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and took possession of the remains. They will be responsible for identification and determining a cause of death.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Teryl Hubert at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.