GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A communication tower repair company unearthed human remains near a tower on Hilly St. in Greenville.
They say it happened around 8 a.m. Monday morning.
The crew was digging with a backhoe and found a skull, a portion of a jawbone and an apparent radius bone.
They say the remains had been there for a while.
They were examined by a forensic anthropologist with Greenville Healthcare System.
They have determined that the remains are human, but is too early in the investigation to determine or confirm age, gender and approximate year of death.
The site where the remains were found is next to Richland Cemetery, but it does not appear that the area was ever part of the cemetery itself.
Greenville Police detectives, Greenville County Coroner’s Office and the GHS forensic anthropologist will coordinate continued site excavation and efforts to identify the remains. This work will continue throughout the day on Tuesday, November 22.
As a part of investigative protocol, GPD detectives will include searching our missing person files and of those from adjacent jurisdictions.
In addition, forensic and DNA examinations will be conducted on the bones to assist in identification. Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 864-232-7463 or GPD detectives at 864-467-5342.