Remains of 5 human bodies unearthed on school grounds in southwest Colorado

Bodies are 50-75 years old; no foul play suspected

IGNACIO, Colo. - The remains of five human bodies were unearthed on school grounds at Ignacio Intermediate School by construction crews laying a sewer line.

La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith says the bones are believed to be 50 to 75 years old, possibly from a family burial plot.

According to the Durango Herald, no foul play is suspected.

The remains were found last week in a ball field at the school. The remains are expected to remain in the ground for a couple of weeks or longer until archaeologists can excavate them and move them to a new burial site.

The remains are believed to belong to a Spanish family by the name of Garcia.

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