Resolved TX - Houston, Human bones at construction site, Aug'12 - Old cemetery

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There are many possibilities. I hope the authorities in Houston will eventually let the public know a few basic facts, like age and gender.
     
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    May I please ask does anyone have a map of the area where these bones were found?
     
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    JenniferTx www.tristatrace.wordpress .com

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    So were the apartments built on an old cemetery?
     
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    EXIA15145 Inactive

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    They said 'NO'.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Houston-police-help-investigate-human-remains-3757069.php

    http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/08/human-remains-found-at-construction-site/

    Sheesh, and this one says 'possibly'. Who's correct?

    'Henry Griffin, an area resident for about 70 years, said the Park Memorial Condominiums were built over a cemetery where a number of native Americans had been buried.'
     
  11. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Apparently so, but they have some reason to suspect that the bones aren't related to the cemetary.

    There are a few things that I can think of that might lead to that conclusion.

    Perhaps the body was positioned in a location that was a part of the foundation of the previous condominiums. There might have been cement from the foundation pour that was attached to (or underneath) the bones. Or maybe there was clothing with the body that was inconsistent with a normal burial. Or perhaps the bones had dental work that was more modern than the cemetery.
     
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    Sorry, Jennifer. :waitasec::hand: I'm beginning to think you have a better answer than the news sources. :slap: mea culpa.
     
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    He's saying the bones/remains showed up during construction, and the workers just covered them up and kept on working. Wow.

    'Detectives said the bones apparently had been from a body that was concealed there when the Park Memorial Condominiums were being built in the late 1970s to early 1980s.'

    http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/08/human-remains-found-at-construction-site/

    So the body's only been there since during the building of the apartment complex.
     
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    http://www.khou.com/news/HPD-Skelet...site-near-Memorial-Drive-164655626.html?can=n
     
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    Well that's totally logical. "Oh, look, a dead body. Oh well, carry on with the construction."
     
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    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/H...ns-3757069.php

    'Henry Griffin, an area resident for about 70 years, said the Park Memorial Condominiums were built over a cemetery where a number of native Americans had been buried.'

    You aren't supposed to disturb Native American burial grounds. It's a matter of respect, it is not supposed to be done.
     
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    When I first heard this story the first thing I thought of was that movie Poltergist from the 80's. Things didn't work out to well for the people or the house that was built over an old cemetery. I know that Poltergist wasn't a true story but still makes you wonder. I sure as heck don't want someone to build anything over my grave. Not that I would knbow they did but still. Just seems really wrong to disturb graves.
     
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    It does seem wrong to disturb graves...but honestly in some areas it might be near impossible. If every farm family had their own little plot and after the farm gets abandoned and the headstones lost or stolen, people forget where the were and the get built on top of. When I was living in the midwest, there was a part of the city that had little plots mixed into a modern apartment parking area.
    My family has a little plot of land where some of my ancestors are buried. It is not in any records book. Someday in the future I am sure they will be built around or on top of.
     
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    David Dunaway was a drywall contractor, and was last seen in Houston in May 1981.
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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/11849/0

    I wonder if this is who they are talking about.
     
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    I have heard of construction crews rehiding remains before. At the request of forman who what to keep the job running. They work on deadlines. Luck stone quarry in Virginia rehid remains so they work not have to slow work down for an investigation. Investigators still have not located them.

    Hopefuly it isnt a common occurance.
     
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    Aren't there stories like that about the Brooklyn Bridge? Workers who died while building the supports somehow getting stuck in the foundations and they just had to keep on going with the construction? Or is that myth?

    I need more coffee. I hope these folks get IDed for their families' sakes.
     

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