Crisfield police were called to the house on 338 Pine Street after being informed that various bones had been located in a ditch under the porch. After the scene was processed, the skeletal remains were recovered and another portion of the area was dug up to recover additional bones.
According to police, the skeletal remains consisted only of various leg bones and joints. No other parts of the body were recovered such as a skull or upper torso.
Police say the Maryland State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore was contacted and the bones were identified as human remains.
The remains will be taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for further analysis and classification.
According to police, the house where the skeletal remains were recovered is more than a century old. The case remains under investigation.