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Authorities Investigate Possible Human Remains Found at Construction Site in Newark


Authorities are investigating what appear to be human remains found at the site of a former church where Rutgers University plan to construct a building.

According to Peter T. Englot, senior vice chancellor for public affairs at Rutgers University Newark, the remains were found in a section of the lot that was once occupied by a church that closed in 1940.

According to reports, the school' is building a $70 million mixed-use building that is expected to include a 320,000-square-foot Honors Living-Learning Community.

Although no specifics were provided about the remains, a group of archaeologists only described the discovery as fragments according to reports.

Authorities are currently investigating.