ATASCADERO — On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Atascadero Police Department (APD) received and responded to a call claiming to have found skeletal remains at a house that is currently under construction on Acacia Road. Upon arriving at the scene, APD found the site that had been dug up and immediately called in an anthropologist who claimed the remains most likely belonged to Native Americans but suspected no foul play.
APD has since turned the case over to a private anthropologist and the Coroners Division of San Luis Obispo County. At this time, there is no further information available.
The Atascadero News will continue to monitor and provide updates on this story going forward.
A press release from the City of Atascadero was released this morning and is presented below:
“On February 9, 2021, the Atascadero Police Department responded to reports of skeletal remains found at a house under construction on Acacia Road.
When APD arrived on the scene, they had found that the contractor had dug up what looked like human remains. APD immediately called in an anthropologist who said they were likely Native American human remains. Since this discovery, APD turned the case over to the anthropologist and the Coroners Division of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.
Based on the totality of the scene, along with items found with the remains, the incident does not appear to be foul play.
If there are any questions or further information regarding these findings, please contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805)461-5051.”