Skeletal remains found at Orlando construction site, deputies say

Construction workers found remains while digging in the area, according to sheriff’s office

Scene at Pine Hills where human skeletal remains were found, courtesy of Daniel Petlina (Daniel Petlina)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Skeletal remains were found at a Pine Hills construction site in Orlando Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Construction workers at the site — located at 6227 W. Colonial Drive — found the remains while digging through the area, deputies said.

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The department said deputies responded to the area at about 4:46 p.m., though investigators haven’t yet been able to find an identity or cause of death.

Viewer submissions by Daniel Petlina, who told News 6 he was a worker at the site, show the remains scattered among debris at the scene.

A human skull can be seen in the middle of a tire, with bones and soiled clothing dispersed all along the ground.

Debris near a Pine Hills construction site where skeletal remains were found (Daniel Petlina)

Various other items, such as a toolbox with pocketknives and an orange bucket with a Home Depot logo, can be seen among the rubble.

A toolbox and other items found at a Pine Hills construction site where skeletal remains were scattered (Daniel Petlina)

This is an ongoing investigation. News 6 will provide updates as they become available.

News 6 will refrain from featuring images of remains on its website. Certain images involving explicit material were not attached to this copy per editorial discretion.

Skeletal remains were found at a Pine Hills construction site in Orlando Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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