Anthropologist says bones discovered by Tenn. construction workers date back to 1800s
Officials said parts of a coffin were found nearby.
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -Officials with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said remains discovered by construction workers on Monday are believed to date back to the 1800s.
Around 6:15 p.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the 5000 block of Egypt Central Road after a body was discovered by construction workers.
An anthropologist was on the scene Tuesday and confirmed the remains were from an old 1800s burial site. Officials said parts of a coffin were found nearby.
An investigation is currently underway.
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