Homeowners in East Greenbush made a grisly discovery of human remains inside their home. Police were on the scene of that home on Michael Road on Wednesday. Erin Vannella has the latest.
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- "I mean, how would you feel if you knew there were old bones under your house? Yeah," said East Greenbush resident Eric Lahti.
Try 75 year old remains in a crawl space found Wednesday under 146 Michael Road.
"They brought them to the police station to see if they were human or animal. It happens more frequently than you think," said East Greenbush Police Detective Sergeant Matt Brag.
East Greenbush police say they've reason to believe they're human, maybe female.
"Based on some info that we had from documents that were found in the home that there was a person who lived here that disappeared in 1938," said Brag.
One document? A book report written by a ninth grader who neighbor Eric Lahti says his sister used to play with.
"She used to play with Ethel Hall in the field and the field used to be full of strawberries," said Lahti.
Police say bodies used to be buried on farms in the 30s. So the bones may not have followed a criminal path. But police have the FBI on the case while Lahti rests easy next door.
"We have a lot of people helpful in trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and actually figure out what happened," said NYSP investigator Eric Cullum.
"My dad built this house and I know there's no old bones in it, so the oldest bone in this house is me now," said Lahti.