Sources: Police searching for body in basement of Georgetown house

GEORGETOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are back on the scene of a Georgetown house connected to a state investigation and sources tell 7News the basement is being dug up.

The FBI, State Police and the Essex County District Attorney have been at the house on Chestnut Street since last week. Sources tell 7News a search warrant was executed and investigators are looking for human remains in the basement.

The homeowner, who lived at the house for decades, died last month at the age of 85. Sources said he was a hoarder, making it hard to navigate inside.

Sources said the search is connected to a cold case dating back to the 1970s or even earlier. While the Essex County DA said there is no danger to the public, neighbors said they do not know what is going on.

“Very nerve-wracking, my hands have been shaking,” said Noreen Berkland.

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