Human bones and caskets discovered in Calexico


Human bones and caskets discovered in Calexico

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CALEXICO, CA (13 On Your Side) - A startling discovery after workers dug up human bones - along with four caskets at a construction site in Calexico.

The lot where the bones were found is on private property. The construction company would not allow 13 On Your Side on to the site.

However - Calexico City Engineer, Nick Servin, tells us - the human bones are believed to have been buried here sometime in the early 1900s.

Construction workers found the bones while clearing dirt to make way for the construction of the mall's parking lot.           

They would not tell us exactly where the bones - along with four caskets - were found buried in the ground.

But the project marketing consultant claims the County coroner determined it wasn't a crime scene - so an archeologist was called in to excavate the area.         

City officials also tell 13 On Your Side - because of the way the caskets were lined up - archeologists believe the human remains could belong to an early pioneer family.        

"An archeologist is double-checking his figures and with other sources to see if they had ancestors or if there was a house there. He's trying to locate that as we speak," says Nick Servin, Calexico City Engineer.

City officials also tell us - they'll try to trace the bones to identify them - so they can identify living family members.

If not, they say it's possible the bones - along with the caskets - will stay buried at the site.