OCEAN BOULEVARD BONES ARE ANCIENT
- BSO Case Number: PB02-05-00085 (update 2)
- PIO Number: 02-5-7
- Date: May 1, 2002
- Time: 0803
- Place of Occurrence: 1400 block of S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff's Office Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the discovery of human bones buried beneath Ocean Boulevard, but scientists who’ve examined the remains believe they are the remnants of an ancient Native American.
Detectives recovered about two-dozen fragments and15 large piece of bone, including a jaw with well-worn teeth attached, from a deep ditch spanning the 1400 block of South Ocean Boulevard in Pompano Beach.
When BSO’s case is officially closed the bones will be turned over to archeologists and anthropologists who will determine whether they should be further examined or reburied, possibly at an Indian burial site in Pompano Beach, close to the place where they were unearthed.
A1A should reopen to traffic late this afternoon. The seaside highway has been closed to all through traffic, open to local traffic only, in the area and was totally impassable in the 1400 block. The dig site where the road was totally closed is about one mile north of Commercial Boulevard and about a mile south of Atlantic.
- THIS REPORT BY: Sgt. J. Murray, Dets. R. Carmody & G. Bukata Jim Leljedal / PIO Lt. Hale, Capt. Moss, Maj. Frey, Dist.11 5/2/02 3 p.m. Sgt. Brown, Dist. 13