Skeletal remains of 3 females found near construction site


us
 Skeletal remains of 3 females found near construction site

remains.jpg

WASHINGTON — Officials in Washington said Monday it is unclear what caused the deaths of three females whose skeletal remains were found in and near a construction site on Wednesday and Saturday. The first remains were discovered by construction workers in a crawlspace of an apartment building, and the other two were found by investigators in what police describe as a shallow grave.

They haven't yet been identified.

Neighbor William Bailey told CBS affiliate WUSA-TV he talked to the construction workers who made the first gruesome discovery last week, and told them to call 911. He said they were "shocked."

"We are cleaning and reconstructing the skeletal remains of each individual," said Roger Mitchell, Jr., a forensic pathologist who works for the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, during a press conference Monday afternoon.

Mitchell said the process is difficult in part because the two sets of remains found in the shallow grave were "co-mingled."

Investigators plan to construct biometric profiles for each set of remains, in order to identify the age, ancestry, and stature of the deceased person. Mitchell said the remains are at the very least a year old, but couldn't estimate how long they had been buried.

Mitchell added that investigators do have DNA samples for each female.

A neighbor says construction workers were shocked & asked him what to do after discovering human remains on Wayne PL SE last week. Bill Bailey tells @wusa9 the workers found a skull. @DCPoliceDept investigation continues. Three sets of female remains found. pic.twitter.com/yV5ilFzuG1

— Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) April 30, 2018

"There is no doubt that if we get to a place where we have either a family or an individual to do DNA comparison, I'm quite certain that we have DNA to compare with," Mitchell said.

Three sets of female skeletal remains were found near this D.C. construction site
By: CBS News

« us

  CITIES NEWS
LONDON
DUBAI
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey
SEOUL
TAIPEI
MOSCOW
BERLIN
STOCKHOLM
WASHINGTON
LOS ANGELES
BRASILIA
SILVERSTONE, England
SAYLORSBURG, Pa
AMSTERDAM
BERGERAC, France
KABUL
BARCELONA
PARIS
MOSUL, Iraq
BRUSSELS
DOHA
CAIRO
FRANKFURT
LAUSANNE
  DATE NEWS
2018/05/23
Pentagon disinvites China from major U.S. military exercise


2018/05/01
Tick, mosquito-borne infections surge in United States: CDC


2018/04/30
Donald Trump Jr. wants to know estranged wife Vanessas net worth


2018/04/29
Migrant caravan prepares to reach the US-Mexico border this afternoon


2018/04/28
Michigan Gov. Hopeful Delayed Rescue Of Animals He Claims He Tried To Save


2018/04/27
'He's not listening': Teachers and Arizona governor at odds