Skeletal Remains Found At Florida Construction Site
The human femur was discovered on July 18 while the building crew excavated new residential building sites in the Toscana Community on Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said.
On Wednesday, Sheriff Rick Staly said they had uncovered two femurs and fragments of skull. “We have two femurs,” Staly said. “If we find a third femur, we have a problem.”
A medical examiner determined the excavated remains were human, the sheriff’s office said.
Detectives called in the USF anthropologist team with specialized equipment to facilitate the search of the remaining dirt piles for any further signs of human remains.
“It’s covering a lot of ground and digging through these mounds of soil and not missing anything – bone, clothing. Anything else that would be there,” USF Anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimberlee said.
Investigators say they will remain on the scene until they identify the remains and determine a cause of death.
“At this time, we won’t know how these remains got there or if this was a homicide, natural death, or suicide,” the sheriff said. “We will do everything we can to identify the remains and bring closure to a family.”