Human remains, possibly of a small child, were found at a construction site in Phoenix on Tuesday, the Phoenix Police Department said.

At about 1:20 p.m., remains of what appeared to be a small child were found near a new-home construction site near the 4200 block of North 87th Avenue, police said.

“It appears that the remains have been there for some time,” Phoenix police Sgt. Vince Lewis said.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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