Human remains unearthed in septic tank at Florida home

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 7, 2017 at 1:52 p.m.



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NEWBERRY, Fla. (AP) — A homeowner having problems with a septic system unearthed an unexpected find when investigating the cause: human remains.

The Gainesville Sun reports that the remains were found by a septic repair company doing repairs at the Newberry, Florida, house on Monday.

Alachua County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Sims tells the newspaper that the remains were confirmed as human at a lab.

Sims says a death investigation is underway. The current homeowner is not being investigated.

No further details were available.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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