Hurricane Nicole apparently unearthed the remains of multiple bodies buried in the sand on Hutchinson Island, near Stuart, Florida.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office crime scene technicians and its criminal investigations team said the remains are believed to be from a Native American burial ground located in the same vicinity. So far, the remains of six bodies have been unearthed by the storm.
Investigators say that the Native American burial ground is also federally protected land, which forbids anyone from digging for ancient artifacts or human remains.
About an hour after posting about the discovery on Hutchinson Island to their Facebook page, the Martin County Sheriff's Office deleted their post and photos. FOX 13 has reached out to the sheriff's office for comment.
Source: Fox 13
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