A construction worker excavating a home site near Gig Harbor on Thursday found human remains, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
A home was torn down at the site in the 8000 block of Goodman Drive Northwest along the harbor.
The worker was digging at the side of the house about 11 a.m. when he found the bones, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. The construction worker stopped immediately.
“He did a good job because he could have easily mistaken them for sticks and stuff,” Troyer said.
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Multiple bones were recovered, along with partial bits of clothing.
Troyer said investigators do not believe the bones are from an Indian burial site because the clothing found with the bones looked “a lot newer than that.”
“We have no idea who it is or how it got there,” he said.
The Sheriff’s Department will be doing its own sifting and collecting throughout Thursday and possibly into Friday, Troyer said.