More human remains found in Sturgis; may be from original settlers

STURGIS, Mich. (WNDU) More human remains have been found in Sturgis, and a veterans affairs coordinator says it's possible the remains may be from original settlers to the area.

The initial discovery was made around 11 a.m. Tuesday in the area of South Nottawa Street and Bogen Road.

The area has been secured, and an investigation is underway.

Michigan State Police Crime Lab personnel and the Western Michigan University Anthropology Unit are assisting with the investigation.

There is ongoing research to try and determine if there happens to be any Civil War connections with a possible burial site, Sturgis police say.

The remains were found during a construction project

One man said he used to own the farm where the remains were found.

"Just totally shocked. I mean it's just unbelievable because you never think about anything like that ever happening, especially some place where you grew up at," Ken Grabe said.

This is a developing story. Stay with NewsCenter 16 for updates.