Bones found buried in Denver home were not human

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Toddler's shoes found buried inside Denver home

Toddler's shoes found buried inside Denver home

DENVER — Contractors working on a home in Denver unearthed a mystery that could be 100 years old. On Tuesday, Ray Evridge and his son were tearing up the floorboard in a home in the 3800 block of Adams Street when they discovered shoes belonging to a toddler.

“My son Sebastian put a light up underneath and that’s when we found the remains, the bones.”

Evridge said he found several bones, possibly belonging to a toddler.

He was working on replacing the home’s water lines when he made the discovery. He thinks the shoes were from the 1920s or 30s because of the style of the shoe. “We stopped everything,” said Evridge.

The Medical Examiner contacted FOX31 Denver a day after our story ran and said the bones are not human. Evridge was relieved when we told him Thursday afternoon about the result.

Records show the home was built in 1905.