PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Panama City investigators were trying to determine the origin of skeletal remains found in a Millville sewer Wednesday morning.
City workers were called to Third Street and Church Avenue to check on a sewer issue when they found the remains, officials on scene said. They added that the remains were human.
“At this point, we are going to be very methodical going through the sewer system looking for any other evidence or any other remains related to this incident,” said Panama City Police Department Scott Ervin.
Millville residents Grady Allen Barnes has lived in his home down the street from the scene for over 40 years. He was shocked to hear this news.
“It scares me,” Barnes said. “In all the years I was a police officer I don’t remember anyone over here going missing.”
Being around the neighborhood for decades, Barnes says he’s seen the area change.
“This neighborhood is not the same as it used to be, Barnes said. “There is a lot of new homes, very few people have been here a very long time.”
Ervin says they will work over the next few days to search the entire line of the sewer for any more remains or evidence. This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.