Human remains of three people who died 200-300 years ago found on Put-In-Bay

Posted at 5:20 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 17:20:45-04

The human remains of three people who died 200 to 300 years ago were found in Put-In-Bay last week, according to island police.

Construction workers were excavating around a house on the south of side of Put-In-Bay when they came across skeletal remains on Sept. 1. 

The workers collected the bones and called police. It was later determined that the bones were human. 

The Ottawa County Coroner took the remains and contacted a forensic archeologist, who said the remains were 200 to 300 years old.

It appears the remains are of a small child, a teen and another person. Authorities say they were most likely family members who passed away and were buried on the property. 

The coroner’s office and police will collect the rest of the remains either this weekend or Monday. From there, the remains will be buried at a local cemetery, in a burial site purchased by the property owner.