Bones found in Flagler County tentatively IDed as human

No foul play suspected, deputies say

PALM COAST, Fla. – Bones found by a construction crew Thursday in Flagler County have been tentatively identified as human, deputies said.

The discovery was made around 12:20 p.m. on Calle Del Sur in the Hammock Dunes area of Flagler County.

A construction company contacted the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, saying the crew was installing a foundation when the discovery was made.

"They appear to be very old bones," the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "The bones will be processed to determine sex and age, as well as how long the bones were buried."

Detectives were later told by an expert that the bones are at least 150 years old, which means they are not connected to any open cases the Flagler County Sheriff's Office is investigating, deputies said.

No foul play is suspected, deputies said.

Detectives are working with officials at the University of Florida’s C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory to help determine if additional investigation is needed.