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, Layton Police Department
Layton Police Department is seeking assistance from the media and the public in locating a missing person. Victor Flores was last seen in Layton on May 10, 2011. He is originally from San Gabriel, California. He came to Layton with friends on or around May 9, 2011. Some of the circumstances surrounding his disappearance seem suspicious, but nothing can be confirmed at this time. This is still an active investigation.

ROY — The search for clues in the disappearance of a Layton man missing since May reached a Roy neighborhood this week, turning a residential street into a crime scene and construction zone.

Police aren't saying much about the the backyard excavation efforts at 3812 W. 4550 South that began Monday afternoon, continued Tuesday and may resume Wednesday.

Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said a search warrant was issued to the occupant of the rental home Monday "in relation to the Victor Flores missing persons case."

Flores was last seen May 10 in Layton, where he had been visiting with friends. Police at the time said circumstances surrounding the man's disappearance were "suspicious," and the investigation has remained active.

"We're looking for items of evidentiary value related to that case," Lyman said Tuesday.

Lyman said the occupant of the rental home, Sarah Munn, has been "a person associated with the case throughout the investigation."

He declined to offer any specifics on what crews were looking for in the backyard.

Police tape blocked off three residences on the north side of 4550 South on Tuesday afternoon — one on each side of the home being searched. Piles of dirt excavated from the backyard were dumped on the street in front of the homes.

Across the street, neighbors gathered to swap theories about what was going on, along with stories about recent occupants of the rental home.

Neighbors say it was common to see police at the home following loud arguments. On one occasion, police appeared to raid the home, said Carrie Hess, who lives across the street.

"They were constantly fighting and yelling and screaming," Hess said.

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