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Coroner's office says no recent foul play related to human remains found in Wallaceburg

The remains were discovered by a construction company Oct. 9. (Chris Ensing/CBC - image credit)
The remains were discovered by a construction company Oct. 9. (Chris Ensing/CBC - image credit)

Ontario's Office of the Chief Coroner says there are no concerns of recent foul play regarding skeletal remains found by a construction company in Wallaceburg last week.

Spokesperson Stephanie Rea says the findings have now been referred to the registrar of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act for consideration of a burial site investigation.

"The registrar will then decide if there needs to be further archeological assessment and then determine the approach for the bones and the site," said Rea, in an emailed statement.

Back on Oct. 9, authorities say they received a report about human remains being found at an excavation site on Gillard Street in the town, according to Chatham-Kent police.

After an examination by forensic anthropologists, police said it was determined the remains had been at the location for an "extremely long time."