ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Detectives continued to collect evidence more than a day after human remains were discovered by repair crews. Investigators believe the skeletal remains have been buried for quite some time.
The remains were found at Aurora Water and Sanitation near 48th and Imboden in Adams County just after 11 a.m. Thursday. That’s located between Denver International Airport and the Front Range Airport.
Crews at the waste water treatment plant were repairing equipment when they made the gruesome discovery. They were digging for a drain when they found the bones.
Deputies said it’s too difficult to know exactly how long the bones have been there but that it doesn’t look like a recent situation.
“It’s not something that happened extremely recently,” said Adams County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Gregory. “It’s been quite a while that the remains have been there.”
Investigators continue to dig up earth surrounding where the bones were found and sifted the dirt in search of more evidence.
They dug in a trench early Friday morning. At one point all 20 detectives with Adams County were on scene.
“This area you can see is a rural area. There isn’t a whole lot of traffic out here. I wouldn’t suspect this roadway here, leading into the Aurora Water District is a well-traveled road at all,” Gregory said.
Investigators said it’s too early to tell if the remains are those of a child, adult, male or female.