While investigating the fall of an oak tree caused by high winds from Hurricane Sandy, Katie Carbo made a grim discovery when she found a 200-year-old skull tangled in roots. “I noticed what I thought was a rock at first, I kind of poked it and a piece came off in my hand, and I noticed it was bone fragments”she said.
Cops were immediately called at the spot at Upper Green in New Haven, Connecticut, to find more about the skeleton, that is likely to have been there since colonial times.
According to New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman, “the tree was planted on Upper Green in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth.”
He further said that the remains may belong to one of thousands of people buried there during colonial times. The remains have been handed over to state medical examiner for further assessment.