A construction crew digging up a sidewalk in downtown Detroit discovered uncompletely human remains Friday afternoon, prompting an investigation by police.
The crew found the skeletal remains at about 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fort Street and Cass method—the southwestern part of the city, according to local news stop WDIV-TV.
The remains were not complete, as the body’s skull and parts of its torso were missing, WDIV reported. The remains have been identified as belonging to a man.
The construction crew was working on an current road construction project at the time of the discovery. The location is not known to be a burial ground, and the worksite was not thorough.
Police were searching by a large dirt pile at the construction site for the missing pieces, and they are investigating if the body was intact when it was placed at the site.
Archaeologists have also been brought in to sift by the dirt and review the case, The Detroit News reported.
The remains that have already been located were taken to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office to be tested.
Investigators are working to clarify who the man was and how long his body had been at the location. The case remains under investigation, and no additional information was closest released by police.
By Saturday, construction had resumed at the site, where the construction workers continued laying pipe, according to WXYZ-TV, another local TV stop. Dirt from the construction site had been before dumped near I-73 and Palmer Street.
Newsweek reached out to The Detroit Police Department for comment but did not hear back by publication.
It is not the only recent case of human remains being discovered.
On Thursday, police in Texas found the remains of a person believed to be a migrant hanging from a tree 80 miles from the state’s border with Mexico. Though other migrant deaths have occurred in Brooks County, this was the first case where foul play was suspected.
“We have never seen anything like this in our county,” Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart. “We regularly find deceased migrants in this county, but never anything like this. This is what our deputies and the Border Patrol agents have to deal with here,” he additional.
In September, human skeletal remains were found in an area of coastline along the Port Reyes National Seashore in California. Unlike the Detroit remains, they were found in a far away area away from any trails. Investigators believed they had been there “for some time.”
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