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Bones found in Pueblo cemetery are human

By Lila Hollin, Telemundo Anchor/Pueblo Bureau Reporter, l.hollin@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:43:59 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 10 2013 07:20:42 PM CST
Pueblo, CO -

A man visiting his mother’s grave in Pueblo came across what appeared to be human remains.

KRDO NewsChannel 13 has confirmed that the bones are, in fact, human.

The bones were found at Roselawn Cemetery.

“We need to step up and respect these remains and make sure that if there is foxes getting into this grave, its taken care of properly,” said Kennedy Pugh, who stumbled across the bones.

 Roselawn said it is a wildlife preserve and foxes are allowed back there. The Pueblo County coroner told Roselawn Cemetery to rebury the bones, which it already did.

The grave where the bones were found are in the historical part of the cemetery, where several of the graves are more than 100 years old.

The office of state archaeologist in Denver said it’s not uncommon for animals to dig up old graves. They told KRDO NewsChannel 13, because the bodies were buried in an old caskets, that decay quickly, its easy for gophers or foxes to burrow right through them.

The bones were not found near Pugh’s mother’s gravesite.

Roselawn Cemetery said it is  working on a statement for KRDO about the entire situation. Stay with KRDO for updates.

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