Human remains found in septic tank at home near Gainesville

A homeowner having problems with a septic system unearthed an unexpected find when investigating the cause: human remains.

The Gainesville Sun reports that the remains were found by a septic repair company doing repairs at the home in Newberry in Alachua County outside Gainesville.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Sims tells the newspaper that the remains were confirmed as human at a lab.

Sims says a death investigation is underway.

The current homeowner is not being investigated.

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