EAST LIBERTY (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a woman’s remains were found in Garfield.
According to officials, the remains were found in a building in the 5400 block of Black Street Wednesday morning.
A neighbor said the home has been under construction for about a year. No one is believed to have been living in the home during the construction.
While digging into the ground to build a new deck, contractors found the bones, which police believe belong to a woman.
“We do not have any info yet as to how long these bones have been there. We do not have any information as to how they ended up there,” said Pittsburgh Public Safety Department spokesperson Alicia George.
The site is on the edge of Garfield and East Liberty, just a block away from where the Wolfe sisters were found murdered years ago.
While police haven’t said if there’s a connection, the feeling is a bit too familiar for neighbors.
“Have to admit, it brings me back to the whole incident on Hayes Street where they found the two women, and it’s just an eerie feeling like living here and knowing that, yes, we’re safe, but to see this this morning kind of puts a dark cloud over the neighborhood,” said neighbor Jamison Combs.
Police now conducting forensics on the evidence, and the contractors are just comprehending what they found.
“As you can imagine for a contractor building a deck and then finding bones, that’s a little unsettling,” George said.