Florida Keys lobster divers find human bones

Posted at 1:51 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 04:57:36-04

NORTH KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- Instead of finding crustaceans, a couple diving for lobster under a Florida bridge found human bones.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Monday that a man and woman were diving for lobster under a bridge that connects mainland Florida with the Florida Keys.


While under the Card Sound Bridge, they spotted a skull and several other bones.

They flagged down a Fish and Wildlife officer who was patrolling the area, and the officer called homicide detectives at the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office says detectives so far don't know who the bones belonged to, how long they were there or what may have caused the person's death.

The bones have been turned over to the medical examiner.