INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Homicide detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning the remains discovered at Garfield Park are human.
Officers responded to 2450 S. Shelby Street at approximately 9 p.m. Monday, after a citizen reported she found what she believed to be a human jaw bone.
The deputy coroner from the Marion County-Indianapolis Forensic Services Agency arrived to the scene shortly after and confirmed the remains were human.
According to a public police report, the jaw had several teeth still intact. A crime scene technician told Fox 59 that a detective believes the jawbone could date back to the Civil War era. It could come from an old grave that used to be nearby.
Coroner’s office representatives recovered an additional small bone, possibly from a finger.
Authorities are on the scene again Wednesday morning to continue their investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact IMPD at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.