Box of leg bones recovered in Oxford County
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.