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Uprooted tree reveals skeleton from Colonial times


The remains will be extracted and evaluated by the state medical examiner to determine their origin and age
The remains will be extracted and evaluated by the state medical examiner to determine their origin and age

Staff writers

October 31, 2012 — New Haven, Connecticut police say Sandy has revealed a skeleton beneath the town green that may have been there since Colonial times.

Police spokesman David Hartman says a woman who was with other bystanders looking at a fallen oak tree called police Tuesday after she saw bones in the upturned roots.

Hartman says the tree was planted on the green in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of president Abraham Lincoln's birth.

He says the remains likely belong to one of thousands of people buried there in Colonial times. The remains will be evaluated by the state medical examiner.

Katie Carbo, who called police, tells the New Haven Independent she saw something in the tree roots, and found the bones when she removed some dirt.

She says the skeleton "should be given a proper burial.''

With files from The Associated Press

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