Human Remains Found Under Tree Knocked Over During Hurricane Sandy
A group of skeletal remains were found underneath an uprooted tree in Connecticut when a woman was passing by in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
A tree uprooted by superstorm Sandy surprised a woman passing by in Connecticut when it revealed skeletal remains at its base, CBS affiliate WFSB reports.
New Haven police said the remains likely belong to a century-old grave; the entire area is home to between 5,000 and 10,000 bodies who were buried hundreds of years ago. The department’s detective division responded to the scene and with the state Medical Examiner’s Office, they collected the remains.
No criminal investigation has been launched at this time.
The large oak fell when winds from superstorm Sandy battered much of the East Coast late Monday night; Winds were reaching 80 mph when the storm make landfall in New Jersey.
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