Investigators remain at the scene of cemetery believed connected to an unusual case in Foxtrap, Conception Bay South.
Police were called out early last Saturday morning after human bones were discovered in two separate locations.
The remains are believed to be quite old and may be linked to a local graveyard.
Official word from RNC on the heavy police presence in Foxtrap. Quite old remains were found not believed to be related to any current missing person cases. https://t.co/fWFVnuoI5u
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) April 8, 2019
Police activity continues at the oldest of three cemeteries linked to All Saints Anglican Parish in Foxtrap. Most of the graves in the cemetery date to the mid-to-late 1800s.
The old graveyard contains an unusual double underground crypt, covered by two large slabs. One is engraved with the name of John Butler Sr, who died in 1853 at the age of 72. The other, presumably intended for a spouse or other close family member, was never inscribed.
Records from the period were destroyed in a fire. A voter’s list from 1835 shows Butler was a former resident of what was once known as Middle Bight / Codner, which was incorporated into the series of communities now known as Conception Bay South.
It’s not known if the bones recovered by investigators are linked to that particular plot.
A 20 year old CBS man is facing charges of indecently interfering with human remains, possession of property obtained by crime – in this case the skeletal remains – and breaching a court order.
There is no official indication as to why the bones were allegedly removed.