Boxes for human remains foundPublished 11:42pm Monday, February 13, 2012
“I can’t believe people would dump that kind of stuff,” he said. “Who knows if you could get a disease or something? There were three or four crates that were busted apart.”
The initial pile was only meant to be a brush pile, which was created by property owners who were cleaning a fence line.
“Those trash piles are rubbish piles, and they don’t expect people to use them for a dump,” he said. “No garbage should be there anyway. You wouldn’t want something out there that could be contaminated.”
Patricia Tolbert, one of the owners of Lewis Brothers, said the business sold a truck to an individual who took possession of the truck Monday. What she and others did not realize is that the crates and boxes were still in the back of the truck.
“Right now, we are working with the person we sold the truck to to find out what happened. Why he dumped those items there,” Tolbert said. “We really did not realize those items were still in the back.”
Both Tolbert and Hatfield confirmed Monday afternoon the items had been removed and cleaned up.
Hatfield said the truck owner — who was not identified — came to clean up the debris while officer with the Selma Police Department were gathering information for a police report.
“I decided not to press any charges since everyone came together to get it taken care of,” Hatfield said.