Skeletal remains uncovered near Fremont pork processing plant
Crime scene investigators believe the remains are from a historic burial, and there is no indication of foul play.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Authorities say skeletal remains were discovered near a Fremont pork processing plant.
Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the remains were uncovered around noon Monday by a construction crew digging on the property of WholeStone Farms.
Crime scene investigators believe the remains are from a historic burial, and there is no indication of foul play, Elliott said.
Experts are working to determine if the remains are those of Phoebe McNeal.
A nearby historical marker displays McNeal’s name, and lists her birth date as Sept. 30, 1833, and the date of her death as Aug. 5, 1858.
The marker also reads “The mother of first white children born in Dodge County… lies buried in first Fremont burying ground established in 1856 500 feet east of this marker.”