Highlights — 30 November 2012 — by Albert J. Ciego
Human bones found in downtown Belize City

The bones of two human skeletons were found near the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Terminal on North Front Street yesterday around 10:00 a.m., and a second amount was found around 1:40 p.m. on the same day. About 85 pieces of bones were found in all, and they were taken by police and the Forensics Services. The bones will be examined by the Department of Archeology.

The bones were found by workers of the Belize Water Services, who are digging up the road to put down new water lines.

Bert Forman, Jr., of the BWS work team, said that they were digging the road when the backhoe scooped up a bucket of earth from the hole, and he saw bones among the earth.

He noted immediately that the bones appeared to be those of a human being. He put them on the ground to make the pattern, and the more they dug, the more bones they found.

Foreman then put the bones together, and about 200 people came to view them. Police and the media came and police blocked off the area.

Forman told Amandala that they were told to cease work for a while, and at about 1:40 p.m. when they began to work again, they found more bones, and again police were called. This is the first time they have found human bones during an excavation of the area, he said.

Some other workers from the BWS team are Allan Arnold, Albert Forman, Manuel Alvarado, and Ted Young.

The Department of Archeology will make a study of the bones and their finding will be made known.

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