West Palm Beach man finds human remains in shallow grave while searching for chicken

Human remains were found in a shallow grave on Wednesday after a man said he made the startling discovery while searching for a chicken. The chicken escaped from a yard at Sapodilla Tuesday afternoon, leading its owner, James, to the vacant lot next door. Then something caught his eye. Be informed: local coverage from WPBF 25 News “I just felt something weird and I kicked it and it was scary when I saw something weird like a skull and I said I don’t know what it is,” James said. So Yakub called the police and stood up. WPBF 25 reported to James that his gut was right. Police said it was a human skeleton buried a few inches below the surface. He responded by saying, “It’s weird you know. I never expected that thing behind my house.” The remains were located near 14th Street and Sapodilla Avenue. Follow us on Social: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramJames and his wife moved from Guatemala to Palm Beach County three years ago in hopes of a better life. Now, just steps from their home, officials say they have found almost every bone of an adult that had been there for a few years. Mike Jackals with West Palm Beach Police addresses the news media on Wednesday. “(It) is too early to tell the gender of the skeletal remains or if there was any trauma or something like that. That will be determined during our subsequent ongoing investigation,” Jackels said. Across the country: National coverage from WPBF 25 News Anthropologists and forensic scientists have cleared the area and relocated the remains. But for James, his neighborhood will never be the same.” He added, “Humans have feelings and it affects you.” Forensic investigators are looking for DNA, which they can use to find people on file, missing. Will compare individuals and cold cases to hopefully get an identity. This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Human remains were found in a shallow grave on Wednesday after a man said he made the startling discovery while searching for a chicken.

The chicken fled a yard at Sapodilla Tuesday afternoon, leaving its owner, James, next door to the vacant lot. Then something caught his eye.

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James said, “I just felt something weird and I kicked it and it was scary when I saw something weird like a skull and I said I don’t know what it is.”

So Yakub called the police and stood up. WPBF 25 reported to James that his gut was right. Police said it was a human skeleton buried a few inches below the surface.

He responded by saying, “It’s weird you know. I never expected that thing behind my house.”

The remains were located near 14th Street and Sapodilla Avenue.

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James and his wife moved from Guatemala to Palm Beach County three years ago in hopes of a better life. Now, just steps from their home, officials say they have found almost every bone of an adult that had been there for a few years.

Mike Jackals with West Palm Beach Police addresses the news media on Wednesday.

“(It) is too early to tell about the gender of the skeletal remains or if there was any trauma or something like that. That will be determined during our subsequent ongoing investigation,” Jackels said.

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Anthropologists and forensic scientists have cleared the area and transferred the remains. But for James, his neighborhood will never be the same.

“Humans have feelings and it affects you,” he said.

Forensic investigators are looking for DNA, which they will use to compare people on file, missing persons and cold cases to hopefully find an identity.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.