Human remains have been found in a backyard in Georgia, at the same residence where a U.S. Army veteran went missing over three years ago.
Police received a tip on Tuesday, prompting them to search near the home where Chase Massner was last seen. In March 2014, Massner spent the night with a friend at the residence, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reported. The man who lived in the house at the time, Brad Clement, told police that Massner went missing the next day.
Clement claimed he consoled Massner the night he disappeared, after Massner had an argument with his wife, according to Crime Online. He denied any involvement in Chase’s disappearance, and now, he is reportedly claiming that somebody planted Chase’s body in the backyard.
“I wasn’t there half the time! Everybody f******* knew that I had the whole house to myself and f****** all the media and everything was all on me after that sh**….Why the f*** would I do that on my property?” Clement reportedly said.
A medical examiner's office is currently working to identify the remains.
Massner is an Iraq War veteran. He was 26 years old, married and a father of two when he vanished. No arrests have been made in his death.