Just before Halloween, Eric Todd uncovered the remains of a human body while excavating a swimming pool along the Delaware River.
But the body the lead mechanic for Depford-N.J.-based Budd’s Pools & Spas found was nearly 100 years old. There was nothing overly suspicious about the remains and the forensic team determined there was no need for further investigation.
The discovery of a skeleton this week in Florida, however, is a different story, according to CBS News.
Workers excavating a pool found the skeleton on the property of a former Jacksonville, Fla. home where Bonnie Haim, a mother who vanished in 1993, used to live.
While some may believe it is too much of a coincidence, Haim’s father told reporters he did not believe the bone belonged to his daughter because the swimming pool existed long before she vanished.
Either way, it is a rare occurrence for a pool builder to discover a human skeleton. And two in less than two months is worth noting. Perhaps the most recent discovery will lead to the closing of a decades-old missing persons case. Or it may open up a new one.
What is the strangest thing you have found while on a pool dig? Tell us in the comments section below.