More bones found at site

Published 8:03 am Friday, July 3, 2009

FRANKLIN—Construction workers at the Franklin Summit condominium development on North College Drive found more human remains Thursday, according to Franklin Police Chief Phil Hardison.

Construction is on hold pending a court’s permission for it to resume.

Partial human remains were first discovered by construction workers Tuesday. Franklin police responded to investigate, and the remains were to the medical lab for analysis. Hardison said it’s unlikely that a crime was committed.

“We have no reason to believe foul play is involved,” he said.

Hardison said the site is an old burial ground or cemetery.

The remains “appear to be very old,” he said. “Those remains have probably been there for over a hundred years.”

Hardison said that the construction company must petition the court to continue working at the site because the construction is disturbing a burial ground.

Representatives from Franklin Summit, the Suffolk-based developer of the project, could not be reached for comment Thursday.