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Woman says she buried husband in back yard

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say central Florida woman buried her husband's dead body in their back yard.

Polk County sheriff's detectives on Tuesday were trying to sort out how 77-year-old Benny Scott came to be buried under an herb garden in the yard of a Lake Alfred home.

A sheriff's report said Barbara Scott's daughter brought her to Lake Alfred police headquarters Monday to tell officers the story. They dug up the body on Tuesday from a grave 3 to 4 feet deep. So far, Barbara Scott has not been charged.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Wood said the cause of death wasn't immediately apparent. An autopsy is being conducted.

Scott's daughter said in January her 64-year-old mother started telling people different stories about where Benny Scott was and why they couldn't contact them.

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