Box of leg bones re­cov­ered in Ox­ford County

The Hamilton Spectator - - Local -

On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice have re­cov­ered a box of cen­tury-old hu­man re­mains stolen from the back of a ve­hi­cle parked in West­dale last week.

The two sets of lower-leg bones, be­lieved to have been buried in the 1800s, had been dis­cov­ered at a con­struc­tion site for a church in the North York area and were be­ing trans­ported by arche­ol­o­gists. The bones, in­side a white bankers box, had been left in the ve­hi­cle overnight Hal­loween out­side a West­dale res­i­dence.

Ox­ford County OPP’s com­mu­nity street crime unit found the stolen box in­side an aban­doned ve­hi­cle with stolen plates in Ox­ford County on Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to Hamil­ton po­lice.

The box ap­pears to be in­tact and will be re­united with the arche­ol­o­gist, po­lice said. Po­lice be­lieve the cul­prit may not have re­al­ized there were bones in the box.

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