Lakewood police are investigating the discovery of possible human bones and items which, they say, may have been used in “occult” religious ceremonies.
The bones were found in a tool shed outside a vacant home on Kline Street.
They were discovered by a cleaning crew hired by the realtor, to help prepare the property for possible sale or rent. That cleaning crew called police.
Davis said the few bones that are thought to be human have been sent to an out of state lab for testing. That process may take several weeks or months.
“We want to find if they are in fact human,” Davis said. “If so, we want to see if we can recover DNA to determine how old they are, when the person died and possibly the gender.”
Along with the bones, Davis said detectives also found what appeared to be an “occult altar” with a machete and some candles.
It could be that absolutely no crime was committed. It’s not illegal to possess human bones, only if they are obtained through illegal channels.The person who lived in the house died.