HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Hartford police said it appears remains were taken from a grave at a local cemetery.

It happened at Agudas Achim Cemetery, at the intersection of Waverly Street and Tower Avenue.

A groundskeeper made the discovery on Wednesday morning, finding a pile of dirt and two dead birds.

"We see a big pile of dirt, we are the only ones that dig here and we walked over. Come to find out, there's a hole here. Someone dug something out," said Tommy Valentin.

Police said it appears to have happened a few days ago.

It was an older grave that was dug up. 

The man who died was buried there in 1958.

"This is the first time we've seen this, very shocked to see that," Valentin said. "It's a shame. There's no respect in this world. Loved ones are resting in peace and they can't even be at rest. They have to be bothered."

Police said the suspect took remains, which were likely bones.

They are now taking a look at surveillance footage from the area.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions are investigating.

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Dang! I didn't know there was a market for old bones. Contact me. My dog has a bunch of old bones (tenderly chewed).

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