Crew renovating home makes gruesome discovery

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Police are investigating after crews renovating a house made a gruesome discovery.

“It looks like portion of a skull but I can’t say definitively,” said Sgt. Dan Jansen with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Sergeant Jansen says an extensive search is now on after workers were doing home renovations at the home found what investigators believe to be part of a skull.

“They’re doing a renovation of the home. They were taking a pool out that was in the backyard and they have an excavator back there. They ran into something that they thought was a bone,” said Sgt. Jansen.

Police would not say whether or not it was the same home to missing person 23-year-old Bonnie Haim who disappeared back in 1993.

According to the Duval County property appraiser, Haims’ husband, Michael Haim bought the home in question back in 1988 but police say Haim is no longer the owner.

“The home’s been empty for quite some time I think. About a year or so, other than that they just been renovating it,” said Sgt. Jansen.

Rhonda Delozier lived just four houses down from Bonnie and remembers the day she went missing.

“Very scared. They dug up the ditch behind us, found some clothing. Helicopters flew around for like six months. I just want it solved, you know.”

For the next few days, police plan to sift through the dirt in the backyard to determine what or who was found.

“It takes some time. It may take us up to two or three days because we’re very methodical about going across the surface of the ground. Then we’ll go another inch down at another inch down just to make sure we don’t miss anything if this is a burial site,” said Sgt. Jansen.

Police say they have not contacted the family of Bonnie Haim until they have the definite results from the forensic anthropologist.

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