Crews uncover human remains at Helena area work site

Posted at 10:51 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 12:51:50-04

HELENA – Human remains were discovered by a work crew on Livingston Avenue in Helena on Tuesday morning.

Lewis and Clark Co. Coroner Bryan Backeberg says that human remains have been uncovered at a work site.

Backeberg says workers were digging a hole for utility when they uncovered a significantly decomposed body.

The remains were uncovered about 4′ to 5′ below ground.

Backeberg says the area where the remains were recovered used to be a cemetery.

He says they working to recover the rest of the body respectfully.

According to the Helena History website:

Robinson Park was once the site of the old Catholic cemetery. The cemetery served three Helena Catholic parishes from 1868 until about 1908, when Resurrection Cemetery was opened on N. Montana Avenue. Not all the remains were removed to the new cemetery, and there are still many graves beneath the grass of Robinson Park.