A man walking in Gary, Ind. Saturday evening made the ultimate grizzly discovery -- human bones.
At about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a man walking in the 3500-3600 block of Chase Street saw what he thought looked like human bones. He called police, who confirmed his suspicions, Gary Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
King said no other information on the exact type of bones or how many there are is available because the site had to be immediately secured for University of Indianapolis Anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki. She said Nawrocki has been notified and will return to Gary on Monday.
This is the second time this month that human bones have been found in Gary. On March 1, an employee with American Water Co. called police after seeing bones in a weedy area just north of the Borman Expressway at 27th Avenue and Maryland Street in the city’s Midtown section. When police arrived, they discovered a human skull, remnants of clothing and other bones at the site, where much of the vacant area is littered with trash, chunks of concrete and even an abandoned row boat.
In that case, the Lake County Coroner’s office asked Nawrocki and his team to come to the scene to help with identifying and removing any skeletal parts.