Police: ACI cleaning crew finds bones in wooded area along highway

Blackstone Valley

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Investigators are looking into whether bones found in a wooded area along I-95 North in Pawtucket are human remains, according to Rhode Island State Police Maj. Timothy Sanzi.

Sanzi tells Eyewitness News the bones were found by a group of ACI inmates picking up litter near Exit 26 Wednesday afternoon.

Detectives responded to the scene to recover the bones and search the area for additional evidence. Troopers were seen carrying boxes out of the woods and over to a crime scene van parked alongside the highway.

Sanzi said troopers found items that match some leads they’re actively investigating but would not provide any further details.

The bones have been turned over to the Medical Examiners Office to determine whether they’re human or not. Sanzi said detectives couldn’t immediately tell if the bones were human, but they haven’t ruled it out as a possibility.

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