His­toric re­mains re­cov­ered by Ox­ford OPP

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - NEWS -

HAMIL­TON — Po­lice in Hamil­ton say two sets of 19th-cen­tury hu­man re­mains stolen from an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal com­pany’s ve­hi­cle have been found.

They say of­fi­cers from the Ox­ford de­tach­ment of the OPP re­cov­ered the banker’s box con­tain­ing the two sets of leg bones, which were taken from the parked com­pany ve­hi­cle nearly a week ago.

Hamil­ton po­lice say the box was found in­tact in­side an aban­doned car with stolen plates.

The re­mains, which were orig­i­nally found at a con­struc­tion site where a church is be­ing built, were in tran­sit to a se­cure fa­cil­ity when they were taken from the ve­hi­cle be­tween Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Po­lice pre­vi­ously said the bones were be­lieved to have been buried some time in the 1800s. No charges have been laid in the case, and pro­vin­cial po­lice are tak­ing over the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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