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Human Bones Unearthed at Construction Site in Ottawa

Written by; Chad Simco / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Fri May 13 2016

  


Yesterday, May 12th, 2016, a construction crew working at Cabrelle Place in Manotick, Ontario, a community located in the south end of Ottawa, discovered human bones while excavating the area, Ottawa Polica say.

Chris Napier, a local resident and businessman in Manotick, said that the work site where the bones were found had been vacant farm land for several years.

Ottawa police were called in to the scene located at Cabrelle Place in Maple Creek Estates at around 4pm on Tuesday. The construction site is a housing development being worked on by Uniform Developments and is located near First Line and Bankfield roads.

As crews were diging through shallow soil to prepare a foundation for a deck, they had unearthed what appeared to be a human jaw bone and vertebrae. Police were then called in and proceeded to sift through soil and collect the material for forensic testing.

Manotick resident Chris Napier, added that he had seen a lot of backfillshipped in over a period of time.

"Many different sources - a lot of fill came in to these properties. It was vacant farmland for years, so who knows how long it's been sitting there. It didn't seem that the bones were too deep," Napier said.

"It's pretty much the talk of the town. Manotick is like Mayberry, it's pretty quiet, so this is some excitement going on. It's too bad, what it is.", he added.

A forensic anthropologist was called in to the site from Toronto on Thursday, police stated. So far there is no determination whether foul play was involved.

The major crimes unit is tracking the file as the investigation continues.

  

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