Author Topic: Human Remains Found at Construction Site | Kingston | June 22, 2011  (Read 1493 times)

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Human remains found
By ROB TRIPP, THE WHIG-STANDARD
Updated 1 year ago
Human remains have been found at a construction site in Kingston's west end.

Police say the bones, which are clearly old, were found Wednesday in fill that was dumped at the property at 2880 Princess St., just west of Bayridge Drive on the north side of Princess.

"Police are attempting to have forensic experts have them dated," Const. Mike Menor said.

Police took control of part of the 35-acre property and are sifting the material to ensure they have collected all of the remains.

It's not clear if the bones were accidentally removed from a burial or involve suspicious activity, Menor said.

A complex of 5,000 self-storage units is under construction on the property owned by Kingston businessman Paul Martin.

"Someone illegally dumped (the fill) there," Martin told theWhig-Standard."It's illegal dumping."

He could not say for sure when the fill appeared on the property, but believed it was dumped sometime in the past two weeks.

Martin could not say who found the bones and under what circumstances.

Late Thursday afternoon, a single, marked police cruiser was parked about six metres north of the sidewalk on the north side of Princess Street, next to a large white tarp or tarps that appeared to be covering a pile or piles of earth or other material.

The tarps were weighted down by blocks and rocks.

Martin said there is ongoing construction at the property, as workers prepare the complex for opening early in 2011. He said it will likely be the largest self-storage complex in Ontario.

Martin already operates several other storage complexes in Kingston.

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