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Two skeletons found on Point Abino Road 0

By Kris Dubé, Fort Erie Times

A member of the Niagara Regional Police's Forensic Services Unit combs through samples of dirt on Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday evening, a construction crew came across several bones that have been determined to be human, by police.

A member of the Niagara Regional Police's Forensic Services Unit combs through samples of dirt on Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday evening, a construction crew came across several bones that have been determined to be human, by police.

Police have confirmed that human bones found on Point Abino are not the result of any previous suspicious or criminal activity.

On Tuesday, construction crews installing a gas line in the area contacted the Niagara Regional Police (NRP) when they unearthed several bones while working.

The coroner verified they were in fact human bones.

On Wednesday, the NRP's forensic services unit was called to the scene, where they continued to investigate the area with students from the University of Toronto and an anthropologist.

On Thursday, staff sergeant of the NRP's Fort Erie detachment Dave Hunter said the first skeleton was not alone, as another collection of skeletal remains was located in the same area.

After the NRP's investigation at the scene, it us believed foul play was not a factor in these findings.

"The investigation conducted by the anthropologist has determined that this is a suspected historic grave," said Hunter.

The team of investigators could be found working at the site in plain view of motorists and pedestrians in the area behind yellow police tape from Tuesday until Thursday, when they departed from the scene.

"This investigation is no longer a police or coroner's matter," said Hunter.

The two skeletons will now be turned over to the Town of Fort Erie where a further investigation with an anthropologist and other historians will continue.


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