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Police look into skeletal remains discovery

Officials say occupants, owner not involved, no threat to area residents

Albany Times Union · 26 Jun 2021 · By Steve Hughes

Authorities on Friday afternoon were investigating after the skeletal remains of what appeared to be a human were found buried in the yard of a residence on 13th Street, law enforcement sources confirmed.

Undertakers could be seen removing a small, suitcase sized box from the property at 311 13th St. Friday afternoon. The box was then transported from the scene in a hearse.

Watervliet police said detectives from their department, as well as members of the State Po- lice, located the remains. Testing will be conducted to determine the type of bones discovered, police announced in a news release issued later in the day.

They stressed that the current occupants and owner of the residence were not involved in the incident, and said there is no threat to residents in the area.

The residence at 311 13th St. is a 2.5-story multifamily home. According to a listing on real-, the home was built in 1900 and sold three times in the last 19 years — twice in 2002 and then again in 2010.

Traffic near the home was disrupted Friday afternoon as the scene was cordoned off. The scene has since been released by police and traffic has resumed.

Further information will be released as it becomes available, police said.

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