Hurricane Sandy Overturns Tree, Exposes Human Skeleton Buried Underneath

Hurricane Sandy knocked down a large tree in New Haven, Connecticut. A homeless woman spotted something unusual in the exposed roots: a human skeleton.

Visible among the roots of the tree is the back of skull, upside down, with its mouth open (pictured). It is still connected to a spine and rib cage.

Carbo called police, who confirmed the discovery. Detectives headed to the scene to investigate.

Sgt. Anthony Zona said the police do not suspect foul play. He noted that that part of the Green long ago served as a burial ground.

“That body has probably been there a long, long time,” Zona said.

Link -via Christopher Jobson | Photo: Thomas MacMillan

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They don't think it's murder. According to the linked article, there was a cemetery there long ago, and the gravestones were moved to a new site, but the bodies were left behind. There are probably lots more underneath those grounds.
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i want to know how long its been buried. so interesting....maybe there was a murder and it was covered up as a tree planting for Abraham Lincoln birth like the article it
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