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Human remains found buried near East Flatbush psychiatric hospital • Brooklyn Paper

Human remains found buried near East Flatbush psychiatric hospital

Gone digging: Construction workers discovered human bones 13 feet under the ground on E. 49th Street and Clarkson Avenue on Aug. 21.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Talk about a bone-chilling discovery.

Workers unearthed human bones deep underground outside a psychiatric center on Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush on Aug. 21, police said.

Construction workers excavating the site for sewer repair work struck the mysterious remains — including a skull, arm, and leg bones — 13 feet deep in the dirt near the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center at about 1 pm, according to authorities. The city’s Medical Examiner confirmed the bones belonged to a human, but is still investigating the cause of death, how old they are, and whether they indicate a nearby burial ground, officials said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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