August 22, 2014

More human remains found at Guttenberg hospital construction site

More human remains have been found at a construction site in Guttenberg. Last week crews found a human skull while breaking ground at the site of the new municipal hospital. The skull was discovered under the old hospital building.

Authorities determined the skull was very old and a state archeologist was called in. Construction workers at the site Tuesday found more human remains. Two more sets of bones were discovered in what appears to be some type of burial ground. According to authorities, these bones look to be from the mid 1800′s.

The discovery has caused work at the site to stop. A field inspection is now taking place at the building site to search for any remaining bones.

Contribute Roger King KOEL, Oelwein