North Jacksonville: Human bones found at construction site, police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 2/19/2020: According to police, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues to search the site where the bones were found, and there are no other locations they believe need to be searched at this time.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains were found in North Jacksonville.

A construction worker was pushing dirt with a bulldozer and found bones within a dirt mound, JSO said.

The Sheriff’s Office said the medical examiner was on site and confirmed the bones are human. The bones will be collected and taken to the medical examiner’s office where the medical examiner will work to make an identification. The identification process could take weeks, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The dirt came from another site off Eastport Road and was brought to this site near I-295 and Main Street where workers are building a ramp.

JSO said the bones may be years, even decades old.