Skeletal Remains Found at Woodbury Apartment Complex

Skeletal Remains Found at Woodbury Apartment Complex

FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, emergency personnel walk near the crime scene where four bodies were found in Central Islip, N.Y. Federal prosecutors have quietly unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four young men found hacked to death in the park, near a soccer field. The victims were identified as a 16-year-old, a 20-year-old and two 18-year-olds, including one visiting from Florida. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Nassau County police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a construction site at a Woodbury apartment complex.

About 4 p.m., Monday, officers responded to a 911 call for possible human remains at a construction site at Eagle Rock Apartments, at 92 Fairhaven Blvd. 

“Upon officers’ arrival they noticed skeletal remains while digging into the ground,” police said in a news release.

The release did not say who initially discovered the remains, which were removed and brought to the medical examiner’s office for examination.

Police did not confirm whether the remains were human or how long they had been there.

The site resembled an archaeological dig Tuesday morning. Heavy equipment had carved into a hill, leaving a looming dirt-wall backdrop. Several officers were seen at the top of the site’s wall, using a crane to push back dirt. But sifters and shovels were also deployed, with some officers seen going through the dirt on hands and knees.

Julie Grant, who was walking her dog by the site, said many neighbors were surprised to see police Monday evening and came out to watch the investigation.

The complex intended to build a pool and clubhouse, she said.

“It is surprising,” she said.

Officials with Eagle Rock Apartments declined to comment.

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)