Human remains found at Delaware Medical Examiner’s office

A bag of human remains have been found in the scandal-plagued Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Kimberly Chandler, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security, says the remains were found during the process of moving the now-shuttered medical examiner’s office to the homeland security department’s new Division of Forensic Science.

Lawmakers abolished the medical examiner’s office after its chief was targeted in a criminal investigation and fired for misconduct amid an evidence-tampering scandal.

Delaware’s Homeland Security department tells The News Journal that the bag of male skeletal remains were found in a refrigerator at the medical examiner’s office, apparently sometime in the past few weeks.

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The man’s remains, dating back to 2006, were identified back then and were supposed to be returned to his family.

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