Sebastian Bones Found Alongside “Other Items Of Concern”

Sebastian bones found near U.S. Highway 1.
Sebastian bones found near U.S. Highway 1.

SEBASTIAN – The human bones and remains found near U.S. 1 in Sebastian were found alongside with “other items of concern,” according to the Sebastian Police Department.

Investigators determined the human bones were not fresh, but they could be connected to an older homicide case.

The bones found were in a vacant lot next to the cemetery on U.S. Highway 1. Indian River County Crime Scene units spent three days collecting the remains and other items for evidence.

Although we don’t know what kind of bones were discovered, Maj. Eric Flowers of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said the fragments were human remains and a skull.

The bones remain under investigation by the medical examiner’s office. They are working to determine the identity of the person.

Dan Acosta, spokesman for the Sebastian Police Department, said the bones could be sent to an anthropologist for further analysis.

Acosta said the remains were found Sunday evening by a man using a metal detector along U.S. 1.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.