SALT LAKE CITY — A homeowner digging in his backyard Wednesday came across what investigators believe could be human bones.
The man was digging a large hole to build a pond in his backyard near 500 North and 200 West when he came across what appeared to be human bones about 4:30 p.m., Salt Lake police said.
Responding officers called the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office. A representative concurred the bones appeared to be human and were thought to be very old, said Salt Lake police detective Veronica Montoya.
The medical examiner's office collected the bones and will run tests to find out just how old they are, she said.
Until then, the homeowner was asked to put his project on hold until the test results are returned.
— Pat Reavy
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