State police are continuing to investigate the discovery of human remains after sources told Eyewitness News a human skull was located in East Lyme on Monday morning.
A person found a "suspicious item" around 6:50 a.m. on Sleepy Hollow Road near Van Winkle Way. Sources told Eyewitness News a human skull was found along the road during a routine walk.
"Nerve wracking, we come down and see all these cops," neighbor Brian Galindo said.
The skull was not necessarily out in the open, but visible enough to be seen by a passerby.
"There's buildings that haven't been finished. There's sand pits. That's where I thought the body was," Galindo said.
It was found within the Sleepy Hollow Hills community, which is a place for active adults over the age of 55. The relatively new complex has 32-single-family homes across 65 acres in a quiet area of town.
Canine teams were out scouring the woods for any more remains on Monday. Curious neighbors periodically checked in to find out the latest on the investigation.
"It keeps everyone on edge," Galindo said. "We walk these streets at night and it's just like, 'oh my God, who's out there right now?'"
State police said their Eastern District Major Crimes Squad is on the scene. No other details were released by police.
"I think everyone keeps an eye out for each other, so this is a surprise to hear about this," neighbor Gisele Styren said.
Police are still investigating and they aren't saying if other bones were nearby. Town officials said there is no immediate threat to the neighborhood.
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