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.

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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