Florida man finds human remains in shallow grave

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Human remains were found in a shallow grave Wednesday after a man says he made the startling discovery while searching for a chicken.This chicken escaped from a yard on Sapodilla Tuesday afternoon, leading his owner James to the empty lot next door. That’s when an object caught his eye. Stay informed: Local coverage from 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 this is,” James said. So James called the police and stood by. WPBF 25 broke the news to James that his gut feeling was right. Police said it was human skeletal remains buried just inches below the surface.He reacted by saying, “It’s weird you know. I never expected that thing in the back of my house.” The remains were located near 14th Street and Sapodilla Avenue. Follow us on social: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramJames and his wife moved to Palm Beach County from Guatemala three years ago in hopes of a better life. Now, just feet from his home, authorities say they found almost every bone of an adult that had been there for a few years. Mike Jachles with the West Palm Beach police addressed the news media Wednesday.” (It’s) too early to tell the gender of the skeletal remains or if there was any trauma or anything like that. That will be determined during our subsequent ongoing investigation,” Jachles said.Around the country: National coverage from WPBF 25 NewsAnthropologists and forensic scientists have 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 they’ll use that to compare with 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 Wednesday after a man says he made the startling discovery while searching for a chicken.

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

Stay informed: Local coverage from 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 this is,” James said.

So James called the police and stood by. WPBF 25 broke the news to James that his gut feeling was right. Police said it was human skeletal remains buried just inches below the surface.

He reacted by saying, “It’s weird you know. I never expected that thing in the back of my house.”

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

Follow us on social: 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 feet from his home, authorities say they found almost every bone of an adult that had been there for a few years.

Mike Jachles with the West Palm Beach police addressed the news media Wednesday.

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

Around the country: National coverage from WPBF 25 News

Anthropologists and forensic scientists have 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 they’ll use that to compare with 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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