UPDATE: Antigo Ancestral Remains to get Proper Burial

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Ancestral remains discovered in July 2010 near Riverview golf course in Antigo will be properly laid to rest at an Antigo cemetery.

According to the Antigo Daily Journal, the Antigo Common Council unanimously approved a request from the Wisconsin Historical Society to have the city donate a single burial space in the Elmwood Cemetery. The city will also waive burial fees while the Society will provide a marker for the site.

During an interview with NewsChannel 7 in 2010, the Langlade County Sheriff said three bags of remains and artifacts had been sent to the Dane County Coroner's office.

The Daily Journal says it was determined that they were ancestral remains, located near what was once a Native American community.

ORIGINAL STORY: 7/19/2010 at 3:46 p.m.

Investigators from the State Crime Lab and Langlade County are on the scene of what appears to be human remains discovered at a construction site West of Antigo.

The crews were building a home when they found the bones.

"Last week when they excavated the hole for the pouring of the foundation, they discovered what appeared to be bone and bone fragments, pieces of bone and some articles of clothing or some material that appeared to be clothing," says Langlade County Sheriff Bill Greening.

Neighbors tell NewsChannel 7 the remains unearthed include a braid of hair and jewelry covered in what used to be a blanket or cloth.

Langlade County Sheriff Bill Greening says he does not believe the remains have a connection to any recent missing persons cases, but they are being sent to the State Crime Lab for further analysis.

He says they're looking into the possibility that the remains are left there from a Native American burial ground in the area.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 and WSAW for the very latest.

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