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Human remains found in Greenville Co., site believed to have been a part of nearby cemetery

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Investigators are working to identify human remains found in Greenville on Monday, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Officers say at about 8 a.m. on Monday they responded to an area of Hilly Street after a company who was working communications tower repair said what appeared to be human remains was found on site.

The crew was excavating a portion of the tower site with a backhoe when a skull, portion of a mandible and an apparent radius bone were discovered, the report said.

The bones were found at a site adjacent from the historical Richland Cemetery.

A preliminary report suggests that the area where the human remains were found was an unmarked grave site once incorporated into the Richland Cemetery. They said the finding aligns with earlier information that the bones appeared to have been in the ground for an extended length of time.

Greenville Police Department detectives determined the discovery is not related to homicide and there is no evidence of a crime having been committed.

The bones were transported to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office and examined by a forensic anthropologist who determined the remains are human, but too early to confirm any other details.

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