Bones discovered at Park City construction site
A landscaper digging at a Park Meadows construction site discovered approximately nine bones or bone fragments, the Park City Police Department said, temporarily halting work as they were collected for analysis.
The discovery was made midmorning on Friday, Oct. 23. The Police Department was contacted at a little before 4 p.m. that day. The construction site is on the 3300 block of Crestline Drive.
Phil Kirk, a police captain, said the bones were found in the backyard. They were approximately 2 1/2 feet deep, he said. The crew also found several pairs of old shoes and moved the finds to a patio, Kirk said.
The Police Department contacted the state anthropologist and sent photos. Kirk said a preliminary analysis found the bones are not human. The anthropologist was unable to determine the species from the photographs. Kirk said the bones were placed in evidence bags and will be delivered to the anthropologist for further investigation.
The Park City Building Department issued a stop-work order at the site after the discovery. It was lifted after the bones were collected.
The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a City Hall workforce or otherwise restricted housing development slated for the northern reaches of Old Town.