Workers at a suburban Melbourne cemetery discovered bones in the ground on Thursday, prompting them to call the police.
The workers made the unsettling find while gardening just before 10am.
Police responded to Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, a historic burial ground established in 1860, and cordoned off the area where the bones were found.
The remains will be sent to the coroner’s office for examination.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police.