STOUGHTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Workers digging a grave at a cemetery in Stoughton earlier this week found a set of human remains not contained in a coffin, officials said on Friday. 

The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office told 7NEWS the remains were moved Friday evening to the medical examiner’s office in Boston for further investigation after the initial discovery was made at the Dry Pond Cemetery on Wednesday. 

The identity of the person and information on how their remains ended up at the cemetery remained unknown as of Friday. 

This is a developing story; stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for the latest updates.

(Copyright (c) 2023 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox