St. Peter's Church

The extreme weather conditions from post-tropical storm Arthur over the weekend helped unearth human remains at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Saint John. (Courtesy of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church)

The heavy rain from post-tropical storm Arthur helped unearth human remains at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, located in Saint John’s north end.

Human remains were discovered on Sunday, tangled in the roots of a large tree that had toppled over in the storm.

Saint John Police say the bones were gathered from the church and sent to the coroner.

They say the bones appear very old and have turned up before from old burials on the property.