Ancient human remains found on Saipan

(PNC file photo)

Ancient human remains were discovered in the village of San Antonio on Saipan, according to CNMI Department of Public Safety, who responded to a 911 call.

Detectives said they noticed bones that were attached to roots of a fallen tree along Hakmang Avenue.

“Crime Scene Technicians, along with the Historic Preservation Office specialists arrived shortly after and assessed the remains,” according to a press release from DPS. “Proper procedure was followed and photographs of the scene were taken.”

Archeologist Luk Simmonds determined that the bones discovered were of ancient remains.

CNMI DPS reminds the public to refrain from handling, marking, or moving any remains, surrounding soil or foreign debris around an area where human remains are discovered and to report any discovery of human remains to 911 immediately

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.