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Human remains were found in a shallow grave on Wednesday after a man said he made the startling discovery while looking for a chicken. This chicken escaped from a yard on Sapodilla on Tuesday afternoon, leading its owner James to the empty lot next door. Then an object caught his eye. Stay informed: WPBF 25 News local coverage “I just found something weird and I kick it and when I see something weird like a skull it was scary and I said I don’t didn’t know what it was,” James said. So James called the police and got ready. WPBF 25 told James his hunch was right. Police said they were human skeletal remains buried inches below the surface. He reacted by saying, “That’s weird, you know. I didn’t expect that thing at the back of my house.” The remains were located near 14th Street and Sapodilla Avenue. Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram James and his wife moved to Palm Beach County from Guatemala three years ago in hopes of a better life. Now, just yards from his home, authorities say they have found almost every bone of an adult who had been there for a few years. West Palm Beach Police’s Mike Jachles spoke to the media on Wednesday. “(It’s) too early to tell the gender of the skeletal remains or if there was trauma or anything like that. of our subsequent ongoing investigation,” Jachles said. Nationwide: WPBF 25 News National Coverage Anthropologists and medical examiners cleared the area and moved the remains. But for James, his neighborhood will never be the same. “Humans have feelings and it affects you,” he said. Forensic investigators are looking for DNA which they will use to match against those on file, missing persons and cold cases to hopefully get an identity. This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Human remains were found in a shallow grave on Wednesday after a man said he made the startling discovery while looking for a chicken.

This chicken escaped from a yard on Sapodilla on Tuesday afternoon, leading its owner James to the empty lot next door. Then an object caught his eye.

Stay informed: Local coverage of WPBF 25 News

“I just found something weird and I kick it and when I see something weird like a skull it was scary and I said I don’t know what it was,” James said.

So James called the police and got ready. WPBF 25 told James his hunch was right. Police said they were human skeletal remains buried inches below the surface.

He reacted by saying, “That’s weird, you know. I didn’t expect that thing at the back of my house.”

The remains were located near 14th Street and Sapodilla Avenue.

Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | instagram

James and his wife moved from Guatemala to Palm Beach County three years ago in hopes of a better life. Now, just yards from his home, authorities say they have found almost every bone of an adult who had been there for a few years.

West Palm Beach Police’s Mike Jachles spoke to the media on Wednesday.

“(It’s) too early to tell the sex of the skeletal remains or if there was trauma or something like that. This will be determined during our subsequent ongoing investigation,” Jachles said.

Around the country: National coverage of WPBF 25 News

Anthropologists and medical examiners cleared the area and moved the remains. But for James, his neighborhood will never be the same.

“Humans have feelings and it affects you,” he said.

Forensic investigators are looking for DNA which they will use to match against those on file, missing persons and cold cases to hopefully get an identity.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.




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