Authorities in the state of Florida have launched an investigation after making a grisly discovery at a construction site earlier this week. It appears that human remains have been unearthed by construction workers at a site located in the 500 block of Bonnieview Road in Fernandina Beach, which is in Nassau County.
According to Fox News, construction workers found what appear to be human bones at the site on Tuesday.
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of a gloved hand holding up what looks to be a dirt covered partial jawbone, with several teeth still attached.
Well, folks, this is definitely not a situation that is going to end well.
Here are more details from the Fox News report:
The bones would be sent to the medical examiner to determine any identifying information, the sheriff’s office said. In an update on the skeletal remains shared Thursday morning, the sheriff’s office said the bones found at the construction site are believed to be “very old.”
“We have called in an anthropologist with Florida Gulf Coast University to study them,” the Twitter post said. “Once these bones have been analyzed we will be able to provide an update.”
This is pretty darn disturbing. You just never know what could be just beneath the surface, what could be potentially buried under your feet, under your own home.
However, the Sacramento Bee went on to reveal that the bones might be historical in nature, which means there’s a possibility this might not be the stuff that nightmares are made of — a crazed serial murderer — as the Fernandina Beach area has a rather dramatic past which includes periods of time where it was under the control of the Indigneous Timucuan people, the Spanish, French, and British colonists and pirates.
It’s even suspected that the earliest North Americans to live on the island moved there sometime around the year 1,000, according to a report from Exploring Florida.
“The first recorded European visitor to the island was a French Huguenot explorer who arrived in 1562, but Spanish invaded just three years later and established a mission on the island they called Isla de Santa Maria,” Visit Florida went on to say.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather