NEAR HARTFORD, Mich. (WOOD) - Human bones were found in the root system of a tree near a Van Buren County cornfield Thursday by crews harvesting fallen trees from a recent storm. The remains were discovered in an area of 65 1/2 Mile Road near Red Arrow Highway, Van Buren sheriff's officials told 24 Hour News 8.
At this time, there is no information about the person, or how and when this person died. Investigators said, though, the bones were buried more than five years ago. Authorities remain on the scene, and will continue on Friday morning with help from the Michigan State Police. 24 Hour News 8 will have more information as events develop.