British Columbia

Old cemetery uncovered in Vernon, B.C.

Investigators have determined human remains found in a Vernon, B.C. orchard came from an old First Nations burial site.

Bones, skull found in Vernon orchard now under study

Investigators have determined human remains found in a Vernon, B.C. orchard came from an old First Nations burial site.

One bone was found a week ago at the site by a contractor who was clearing an area to plant new trees in the 6000 block of Pleasant Valley Road.

An anthropologist was brought in and located several more bones on Thursday, including a skull.

It's not yet known how old the remains are.

RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk said the site remains taped off and has been turned over to the provincial coroner's and archeology offices for further work.

He said police have been in touch with the Okanagan Indian Band to tell them of the findings.

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