Hamilton police are looking for human remains that were stolen from a vehicle in Hamilton’s Westdale neighbourhood.
Police say the human remains were discovered at a construction site for a church in North York and had been in transit to a secured facility when they were stolen on Halloween night.
The two sets of lower leg bones, which were estimated to have been buried in the 1800s, were placed in a white cardboard banker’s box labelled with the church’s name and file numbers.
Police say a Dewalt Sawzall power tool and a cellphone charger were also stolen and the suspect may not know what was inside the box.
Police say all appropriate ministry officials have been notified and those involved with the care of the remains are hopeful they will be located so they can be placed back into their respective location.