After remains found in a wooded area in North Collins were confirmed to be human early Saturday night, an anthropology team from a college in Erie, Pa., began working with units from the Erie County Sheriff's Detective Bureau and the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office to identify the finding.
Scott Zylka, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, confirmed the ongoing excavation work Saturday night. Zylka said a call about human remains in that area was received by the Sheriff's Office late Saturday afternoon and an initial check was made, but he did not disclose who made the call or how the remains were discovered.
Zylka said that once the remains were medically confirmed to be human, the excavation effort was launched. He refused to disclose the exact location of the excavation work, but he confirmed that the slow-moving process is likely to continue into Sunday.