Excavation in backyard of home on the 1700 block of Stewart Road, Sacramento, in connection to missing woman Regina Garcia, July 26, 2012
ARDEN, CA - Sacramento County sheriff's deputies have concluded their search and excavation of the backyard of an Arden home in connection to the disappearance of a Sacramento woman.
No remains were found, Deputy Jason Ramos said.
Deputies served a search warrant at a home on the 1600 block of Stewart Road Wednesday afternoon after receiving a tip that evidence in the disappearance of Regina Garcia can be found there, Ramos said.
The home belongs to Randy Macedo, who was the boyfriend of 33-year-old Garcia, who went missing in 2008.
Deputies previously went to the home on June 7 for a welfare check on a child. Then, Ramos said deputies found explosive devices, drugs and guns. Macevo was arrested at that time.
Ramos said deputies were digging up the backyard and searching the home because they believe there may be evidence of Garcia's disappearance on the property.
Deputies would not say who gave them the tip about the case involving Garcia. However, they said it was a very credible source.
On Wednesday, investigators carried out bags of evidence from the home. They returned Thursday morning, then called off the excavation about noon.
"We've rescued several items that we will be taking. We're basically looking for anything that may be of evidentiary value to Regina's disappearance," Ramos said.
Until recently, Garcia's case was not an open investigation because she wasn't considered at-risk.