NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. - A buried human body discovered this weekend has been excavated for a forensic team and is off to the Erie County Medical Examiner's office.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office said two people called deputies after they found a boot sticking out of the ground in a wooded area near Marion J. Fricano Town Park Saturday morning.
A responding deputy examined the boot and determined part of a leg and foot were sticking out from the ground. The deputy confirmed it to be part of a human skeleton. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Greg Savage told 2 on Your Side on Sunday that the remains appear to be from a man.
Deputies, detectives, and an anthropology team from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. are assisting with the excavation, according to Erie County Sheriff's spokesman Scott Zylka.
Teams worked overnight Saturday into Sunday morning to carefully remove some of the remains.
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