Human remains found in Greenville were once part of cemetery

The scene where the remains were found.

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A communication tower repair company unearthed human remains near a tower on Hilly St. in Greenville on Monday 11/21.

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 think the area where the bones were found was an unmarked grave site that was once a part of Richland Cemetery.

As the cemetery and surrounding streets were developed, the area in question became segmented from what now visually marks the borders of the cemetery, according to investigators.

They say the information was obtained from past records, former City of Greenville employees, area residents and an historical cemetery specialist.

Greenville Police Investigators have determined that this discovery is not related to homicide and there is no evidence of a crime having been committed.

At the point where the Greenville County Coroner and forensic anthropologist complete their analysis of the remains, they will be reinterred

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