The management company says the Nassau medical examiner's office and detectives told them the bones that were discovered are over 100 years old, NewsdayTV's Shari Einhorn reports. Credit: Newsday/Photo Credit: Nicholas Cangiano; J. Conrad Williams Jr.; A.J. Singh

Nassau County police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a construction site at a Woodbury apartment complex.

About 4 p.m., Monday, officers responded to a 911 call for possible human remains at a construction site at Eagle Rock Apartments, at 92 Fairhaven Blvd. 

"Upon officers’ arrival they noticed skeletal remains while digging into the ground," police said in a news release.

The release did not say who initially discovered the remains, which were removed and brought to the medical examiner's office for examination.

Police did not confirm whether the remains were human or how long they had been there.

The site resembled an archaeological dig Tuesday morning. Heavy equipment had carved into a hill, leaving a looming dirt-wall backdrop. Several officers were seen at the top of the site’s wall, using a crane to push back dirt. But sifters and shovels were also deployed, with some officers seen going through the dirt on hands and knees.

Julie Grant, who was walking her dog by the site, said many neighbors were surprised to see police Monday evening and came out to watch the investigation.

The complex intended to build a pool and clubhouse, she said.

“It is surprising,” she said.

Officials with Eagle Rock Apartments declined to comment.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the discovery to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. 

With John Asbury

A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports. Credit: Newsday Staff

'Why am I giving up my Friday night to listen to this?' A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports.

A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports. Credit: Newsday Staff

'Why am I giving up my Friday night to listen to this?' A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports.

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