Old human remains found at Colorado school

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Associated Press

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 8:34 AM

IGNACIO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say the remains of five people unearthed at a Colorado school where construction is under way could be from a burial plot.

The remains were discovered last week in a ball field at Ignacio Intermediate School, where a construction crew is laying a sewer line.

La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith says the bones are believed to be 50 to 75 years old, and are possibly from a family burial plot.

The Durango Herald reports (http://tinyurl.com/d56xzdw ) no foul play is suspected.

The remains are expected to stay in the ground for a couple of weeks or longer until archaeologists can excavate them and move them to a new burial site.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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