Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bones uncovered in front of Richmond Hill house

From CBS New York:

A subcontractor digging in a Queens yard made an unexpected discovery Tuesday.

At 11:30 a.m., the National Grid worker was digging with a backhoe in the front yard of a home located at 87-52 108th Street — across the street from P.S. 90.

At about 3-feet-deep, the subcontractor spotted what appeared to be bones.

The worker then got in the ditch and uncovered skeletal remains and called police.

Police arrived and called the medical examiner who removed the bones.

An anthropologist determined that they were in fact human remains.

The homeowner who has lived at the address for more than 20 years claimed to know nothing of the remains.
No criminality is suspected.


Anonymous said...

To quote James Stewart in the movie Rear Window: "I wonder what Thorwald buried under those rose bushes."

Anonymous said...

No criminality? At least you have an improper human burial - unless these bones are undisturbed from before the settlement of Richmond Hill in the 1800's.

Anonymous said...

A lady in an adjoining property said she had found bones, arrow heads and pottery shards in her backyard.
Odds are the bones are very old.