** UPDATE TO REMAINS DISCOVERED IN STUYVESANT **
STUYVESANT, NY - Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that he has updated information regarding skeletal remains discovered on Sunday afternoon April 7th, 2019 by an excavation company doing work on private property in the Town of Stuyvesant.
The Sheriff states investigators from the Sheriff’s Office met with anthropologists’ from the New York State Museum at the site in Stuyvesant on Tuesday morning. With the assistance of the anthropologists, the Town of Stuyvesant Historian and record archives from the Columbia County Clerk’s Office, the remains have been positively determined to be human and appear to be historical in nature. While the investigation is still on-going, the property is no longer considered a crime scene. The remains have been taken to the New York State Museum for further analysis.
Sheriff Bartlett would like to thank Lisa Anderson and Julie Weatherwax from the New York State Museum Office of Bioarchaeology along with Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner’s Office for assisting in the investigation.