BONES FOUND UNDER OCEAN BOULEVARD
- BSO Case Number: PB02-05-00085
- PIO Number: 02-5-3
- Date: May 1, 2002
- Time: 0803
- Place of Occurrence: 1400 block of S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of unknown bones found beneath a seaside highway in Pompano Beach.
At 8 a.m. today, a city inspector went to the BSO District 11 substation in Pompano Beach to report that a construction crew told him they had found bones while digging up the southbound lane of State Road A1A. BSO deputies responded to the 1400 block of South Ocean Blvd. and spoke to crewmembers, who were still working at the site.
The workers said that early Tuesday morning they found several bones buried about four deep while digging a trench across the road. New conduit for FPL and AT&T cables is being installed in the area. The workers did not think the discovery was significant and left the bones where they were, then backfilled the hole and poured cement on top. They mentioned it the city inspector, who thought that BSO should be made aware of the find.
A1A was closed in both directions while detectives from the BSO Homicide and Crime Scene Units joined deputies from Pompano Beach and neighboring Lauderdale-By-The-Sea who secured the area and detoured traffic.
Heavy equipment was used to reopen the trench before detectives used shovels to hand-dig and recover the bones. The Broward Medical Examiner will determine whether the bones are human and that will determine whether the investigation will expand or be concluded.
- THIS REPORT BY: Sgt. J. Murray, Dets. R. Carmody & G. Bukata Jim Leljedal / PIO Lt. Hale, Capt. Moss, Maj. Frey, Dist.11 5/1/02 1:45 p.m. Sgt. Brown, Dist. 13