The St. John Hospital parking lot before construction.

The St. John Hospital parking lot before construction.

Bones scare at hospital construction

Construction crews at St. John Hospital found buried bones in the area, determined to be not human.

The Vanderhoof RCMP were called to the St. John Hospital on June 5 to investigate bones that had been found by the parking lot construction crew.

“It was during the excavation for the construction at the hospital,” said Sgt. Jason Keays, Vanderhoof RCMP. “They were doing some digging and found what looked to be human skeletal bones.”

The bones were found only about three feet down when the construction crews were digging in the topsoil.

The bones were seized by the RCMP and the Coroner’s Service and construction halted at the site.

A forensic anthropologist was then called in who determined the bones to be animal not human.