A 43-year-old woman was booked into the county jail Tuesday night after police unearthed a body buried in the back yard of a home in an upscale Southwest Bakersfield neighborhood.

Beant Kaur Dhillon was booked on charges of murder and willful cruelty to a child. Dhillon was held at the Downtown jail without bail.

The arrest came hours after neighbors said police removed a body from a home at 5205 Shining Crag Avenue.

A county website listed Dhillon as the owner of the house.

Detectives at the scene Tuesday afternoon declined to describe their investigation but pictures from neighbors showed investigators digging in a planter behind the two-story stucco house.

Neighbors said a crime scene van was parked at the house for several hours.

The house is in a newer neighborhood off Stine Road, between Hosking Road and Panama Lane. Online real estate sites described it as a five-bedroom, 3,412 square foot home and said it sold for $402,000 last year.

Dhillon declined a 17 News request for a jailhouse interview.