Skeletal Remains Return from Medical Examiner
The Accomack County Sheriffs Office received information from the Medical Examiners Office in Norfolk, Virginia regarding the aged skeletal remains found on Tangier Island last week.
According to Sheriff Larry Giddens, the remains have been confirmed to be that of a human body and have been declared by the medical examiners office to be prehistoric with a time of death estimated at 75 to 150 years ago.
According to Sheriff Larry Giddens, on Wednesday, January 27, the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report from the Virginia Marine Police regarding skeletal remains that were found in a box near a dumpster on Tangier Island. The aged skeletal remains were transported by the Investigations Division to the Medical Examiners Office in Norfolk, Virginia.
The remains are believed to be of a historic gravesite on the island of Port Isobel by Tangier residents. The findings of the medical examiner reinforce this belief.