Human remains discovered are over 100 years old

By: Newscenter16 Staff Email
By: Newscenter16 Staff Email

Human remains found in a Van Buren County woods in July 2011 are over 100 years old.

A tree trimming company found a human skull along 56th Avenue in Hartford underneath a rootball.

Later, the state police exhumed several more bones from the area.

The remains were sent to Michigan State University to be analyzed. The study concluded the bones were of a Native American male, and were at least 100 years old.

The remains have been turned over to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians for internment on tribal lands.

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