Human remains found at construction site in Central Falls, police say

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — Central Falls police said Monday that human remains were found at a construction site.

Maj. Christopher Reed said they received a call just before 9 a.m. after the owner of an excavating company found the bones while digging at the site on Sheridan Street.

Crime scene tape up at a construction site on Sheridan Street in Central Falls, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (WLNE)

The owner of Silva and Sons Construction, Carlos Silva, told ABC 6 News that the bones appeared to be a skull.

“We had seven feet, we wanted to go down another foot, when we went down another foot, I started pulling body parts out,” Silva said. “First it was the hip, then I thought I was crazy, the second time I put the bucket down, and lifted up, it was the head, some of the arm or the shoulder.” 

The location used to be an old bar that is now being turned into a commercial property with housing.

Crime scene tape up at a construction site on Sheridan Street in Central Falls, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (WLNE)

“Central Falls detectives along with the assistance of Rhode Island State Police BCI unit and state medical examiner have an active investigation,” Reed said.

Police also tell ABC6 it’s safe to say the remains are decades old based on the decomposition, and they will be investigating further to find out if it is male or female.

No further information was released.

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