HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two teenagers made a disturbing find Wednesday night in a wooded area of Beaver County.
They say they found remains, including a jaw with teeth that had fillings.
Justin Stacho and Tyler Gehringer were riding their dirt bikes through the wooded area close to Sharon Grange Road in Hopewell Township when they stumbled across the startling find.
The trail the two teens were riding on was covered in trees, and when they went to find an alternate route, that’s when they saw them.
“I found shorts with a femur in it and a few other bones,” Stacho said. “We found like a tibia, and then I uncovered some leaves, and I found a jaw, and then we realized it was like real and we should go.”
They ran to Gehringer’s grandfather, Gary Muller, for help.
“When they came running up the driveway on their motorcycles, I knew they were serious,” said Muller. “You could tell by the expression on their face.”
Muller called Hopewell Township Police who confirmed the remains were found around 6 p.m. Wednesday and are being tested.
“Basically, at this time it’s under investigation,” Chief Vince Cipolla said. “We’ve got the coroner working on it, county detectives and our detectives working on it.”