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Detectives conduct dig at Apopka home in missing person investigation

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APOPKA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Homicide detectives and crime scene techs spent most of Friday digging in the backyard of an Apopka home, hoping to find clues in a missing person's case from two years ago.

Deputies and detectives showed up around 10 a.m., setting up tents and sifting through dirt at a home on Slote Drive.  They found what they think are tiny fragments of bone and clothing, which will be sent to a lab for testing.

Authorities said this dig is connected to missing person Ronald Justice, who disappeared in 2011 and once lived in the neighborhood and has been seen at the home in the past.

Justice disappeared in 2011 and wasn't reported missing until last summer by an ex-girlfriend.

Detectives say Justice spent some time at the home with friends.

Deputies say they started the dig after getting a call about rumors that Justice's body was burned and buried in the yard.  Investigators said it's the same tip they received from Justice's ex-wife, which is why they decided to follow up on it.

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