At least three sets of human remains were found inside a Mesilla Park home on Wednesday.
Detectives were called to the 1000 block of Conway Tuesdaymorning when a woman who was cleaning out the house reported finding what appeared to be human jaw bones inside a box. Detectives suspect the bones - which appear to be very old – were dug up from an unknown location.
The home belonged to Gaylord Bird, who died in January. Bird left the home to a neighbor, who had started clearing out the house.
The Office of the Medical Examiner has taken possession of the remains and will begin the task of trying to identifying them and working with investigators to determine if criminal activity was a factor.
Information from Dona Ana County