A Santa Ana public works crew Tuesday found human remains while doing work on a sewer line below a sidewalk, prompting an investigation.

The public works crew was doing sewer line work when they found the bones in the 1600 block of West Borchard Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

A representative of the Orange County Sheriff’s-Coroner’s Department determined the bones were human, Bertagna said.

Last month, human remains found at a construction site for the OC Streetcar project were determined to be from someone from Native American heritage and were more than a century old.

The remains were turned over to the Native American Heritage Commission, which oversees proper burials in such cases.

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