In New Haven CT, a skelton was found around 3:15pm on College & Chapel St. Around the roots of the tree that fell during the hurricane, the back of a skull was visible connected to the spine and rib cage.
CT Post reports:
Hurricane Sandy has uprooted a famous New Haven tree on the upper town green. The tree was planted by Admiral Andrew Hull Foote’s Grand Army of the Republic post (the Union of the Republic). Foote, who was born in New Haven, was President Abraham Lincoln’s favorite Civil War admiral. He died in a naval battle and is buried in the city’s Grove St. cemetery.
Dutch Elm disease killed all of the majestic Elms planted by James Hillhouse in the 1820s. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday in 1909, the Oak tree was planted.”
Hartman said the skeleton is likely that of a “victim of Yellow Fever or Smallpox who may have been buried between 1799-1821 when the headstones were removed to the Grove Street cemetery. The bodies were never relocated.”