Remains uncovered this week at the home of the late New York mobster Jimmy Burke were confirmed Thursday to be human, a spokeswoman with the New York City medical examiner told the Los Angeles Times.
Spokeswoman Grace Bruges could not comment further on the nature of the remains, which are being examined by a forensic anthrolopologist.
“They are human,” she said.
The next step will be extracting and testing DNA in hopes of identifying the person, Bruges said.
Investigators armed with shovels, jackhammers and a search warrant started digging at the site Monday. A discovery was reported Tuesday.