Medical Examiner: Remains found in NH determined to be 28-year-old who died in 1895
KINGSTON — Bones found off Dorre Road in Kingston have been identified as a 28-year-old woman who died in 1895.
Police responded to a scene off of Dorre Road after hikers discovered what they believed to be a skull on April 8. Police responded to the area, which appeared to have been logged and had earth moved in the creation of logging roads, police said.
Police found what they believed to be a hair clip, a lower jaw bone, ceramic denture plates and part of a spine, police said.
On Monday, the Major Crimes Division of the State Police and Kingston police returned with a cadaver dog and equipment. During the search, they found a metal plate used on grave stones that revealed the woman was a 28-year-old woman who had died in 1895.
Police also found metal handles and hardware generally associated with old wooden caskets, police said.
Police believe that this site is one of many ancient and abandoned grave yards that had been inadvertently uncovered due to recent logging.
Based on the evidence provided to the Medical Examiner Office, State Archaeologist Richard Boisvert was assigned the case. On Wednesday, the State Archaeologist, assisted by the State Police and Medical Examiner, returned to the area off Dorre Road to determine the extent of the cemetery plot. The archaeologist’s findings are still pending.
The photos were requested from the Medical Examiner's Office, but the request was not returned.