Thursday, November 01, 2012

Skeletal Remains Found in Tree after Sandy

In an especially cold "cold case," a woman found skeletal remains in the roots of a tree.  Making the situation extra-spooky, she found them on Halloween eve.

The tree is located in New Haven Green in Connecticut, and was blown over by high winds from Sandy.

Investigators do not suspect foul play, and believe the remains may have belonged to a victim of a smallpox epidemic, buried in a mass grave around 200 years ago.

h/t: Lowering the Bar, describing the bones as "ÜBER-CREEPY."

New Haven Independent

Huffington Post

Smithsonian Blog