RESIDENTS of Adailiua community in east Honiara were shocked on Tuesday morning after what was believed to be a human skeleton was discovered.
The skeleton was found just in front of their newly opened South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) compound.
An elder in the area Samuel Satini told the Solomon Star it was scary discovery for the community residents.
“It was around 10am when the news spread all over the community and we all rushed to see the skeleton,” Mr Satini said.
He said two kids about 12 years old were playing in the area and were the first to see the remains.
It was believed the heavy down pour on Monday night and early hours of yesterday morning may have uncovered the remains.
He said upon digging further they were able to locate more bones, a bush knife, small knife, smoking pipe, traditional shell money neck less, hand bands (Kome) around the hands that indicates this person must have died and buried in the area a long time ago.
“By the looking at these materials we suspect that this person must be a man or woman from the 1950s,” Mr Satini said.
He said the forensic Division from the police will have to confirm that.
A few human skeleton were also discovered around the same place in the past years.
Adailiua community was established in 1970s.
By LESLEY SANGA