TANGIER: Island jolted after skull, human bones found in box near trash receptacle

Jan 29, 2010 Full story: Eastern Shore News 9

A couple out for a ride Wednesday afternoon found a skull and other human bones in a cardboard box lying behind the town trash receptacles on the northern end of this Chesapeake Bay island.

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#1 Feb 16, 2010
It is pure speculation that the bones come from Uppards since they were found in a box at the Island dump. No one knows who put the remains in the box and where the remains were picked up from. If they were found at the beach then one could conclude that they must have washed up from Watts Island or Port Isabell. They very well could have washed up from someone who drowned many years ago..or what if they were found in someones house or on their property? Then what?

They didn't get in a cardboard box at the Island dump on their own. Why hasn't someone come forward to say they found them, where they found them, and why they put them at the dump? That is very disrespectful...all they had to do was call local officials and let them handle it from there. Have some respect!
Tangier Mountaineer

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 2, 2011
I'd be willing to bet that those bones have nothing to do with an Uppards origin. Here is what probably went down:

John Crockett Parks Daley Evans Dice Doe (JCP-DEDD for short) decided he was finally going to get around to building that gazebo in his back yard that his dear wife had been wanting for the last two years!

So...approximately 45 minutes into shoveling those gazebo footers, JCP-DEDD's shovel accidentally disinterred the radius bone from a deceased Tangierman's shallow and unmarked grave!

One thing led to another and before ya' know it, JCP-DEDD had half a skeleton out of the ground! The the wooden cross that once marked the old grave as well as the pine coffin that once housed the body had decayed away long ago...

WHAT TO DO??? Well, JCP-DEDD can tattle to the authorities meaning that his lovely wife might never get her gazebo since much of the rest of his yard already has marked concrete vaults interred within its perimeters OR...

...he can simply just box-up the bones, discard them and procede to go about completing that honey-do list!

Have a happy day!
for sure

Hopewell, VA

#3 Mar 2, 2011
Tangier Mountaineer wrote:
I'd be willing to bet that those bones have nothing to do with an Uppards origin. Here is what probably went down:
John Crockett Parks Daley Evans Dice Doe (JCP-DEDD for short) decided he was finally going to get around to building that gazebo in his back yard that his dear wife had been wanting for the last two years!
So...approximately 45 minutes into shoveling those gazebo footers, JCP-DEDD's shovel accidentally disinterred the radius bone from a deceased Tangierman's shallow and unmarked grave!
One thing led to another and before ya' know it, JCP-DEDD had half a skeleton out of the ground! The the wooden cross that once marked the old grave as well as the pine coffin that once housed the body had decayed away long ago...
WHAT TO DO??? Well, JCP-DEDD can tattle to the authorities meaning that his lovely wife might never get her gazebo since much of the rest of his yard already has marked concrete vaults interred within its perimeters OR...
...he can simply just box-up the bones, discard them and procede to go about completing that honey-do list!
Have a happy day!
If he or she went missing, everyone agreed that s/he should go missing. Only two kinds of people on the isle; rich and thieving ass housekeepers. It really shows, when the alzheimers and dementia kicks in.

Very hopeful to think that it washed ashore in a cardboard box though...must have been made when Americans used to sweat to hold together and maintain it's contents..:)
Tangier Mountaineer

Center Cross, VA

#4 Mar 2, 2011
Well...I cannot state that I agree with "only two types of people on the island" since I do not belong to either type, but it wouldn't suprise me if my hunch was correct.

I read some comment a while back concerning a British Revolutionary War skeleton that was honorably re-interred to British soil from American soil and how great the British were about all that, etc.

I honstly believ that it all depnds on WHO discovers the remains. Is it a good-moraled, God-fearing person or is it a honey-do-at-whatevr-it-takes lister?

In the case of the British casualty, it was an American that discovered those remains and did the right thing. I am certain that there are also some Britons that also lack the same moral fiber of the TI bone-boxer and would do the same thing.

All societies contain a minority of scumbags. Please do not classify all Tangierians as scumbags just because of one person's actions.

I could even be wrong. It isn't impossible that someone from Hopewell, VA might have robbed a grave in Hopwell and brought the remains to Tangier Island for the perfect frame-job!
for sure

Hopewell, VA

#5 Mar 2, 2011
Tangier Mountaineer wrote:
Well...I cannot state that I agree with "only two types of people on the island" since I do not belong to either type, but it wouldn't suprise me if my hunch was correct.
I read some comment a while back concerning a British Revolutionary War skeleton that was honorably re-interred to British soil from American soil and how great the British were about all that, etc.
I honstly believ that it all depnds on WHO discovers the remains. Is it a good-moraled, God-fearing person or is it a honey-do-at-whatevr-it-takes lister?
In the case of the British casualty, it was an American that discovered those remains and did the right thing. I am certain that there are also some Britons that also lack the same moral fiber of the TI bone-boxer and would do the same thing.
All societies contain a minority of scumbags. Please do not classify all Tangierians as scumbags just because of one person's actions.
I could even be wrong. It isn't impossible that someone from Hopewell, VA might have robbed a grave in Hopwell and brought the remains to Tangier Island for the perfect frame-job!
Now, there's an idea....someone robbing a grave. Primary suspects would be the people that saw him or her lowered with something of value.

Strange people from far and wide find their way to nursing homes/ assisted living in Hopewell. Like I said, " Alzheimers and dementia patients relive a lot of moments that some family members should consider keeping them at home." Especially, those from the great depression era; when whites were the welfare recipients and the germans had all of the cash. Rockefellers and sorts.

Uppards were soup lines and bare cupboards just like everyone else..;)
Tangier Mountaineer

Mechanicsville, VA

#6 Mar 5, 2011
for sure wrote:
<quoted text>Now, there's an idea....someone robbing a grave. Primary suspects would be the people that saw him or her lowered with something of value.
Strange people from far and wide find their way to nursing homes/ assisted living in Hopewell. Like I said, " Alzheimers and dementia patients relive a lot of moments that some family members should consider keeping them at home." Especially, those from the great depression era; when whites were the welfare recipients and the germans had all of the cash. Rockefellers and sorts.
Uppards were soup lines and bare cupboards just like everyone else..;)
How do you know so much about Callands? Were you there in the "soup line" during the Depression? Who cares about 'Hopeless'(Hopewell). Afterall, it is filled with nursing home transients (like yourself) who are brain-dead anyway with alleged "soup line" memories... >:D
for sure

Hopewell, VA

#7 Mar 5, 2011
Tangier Mountaineer wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you know so much about Callands? Were you there in the "soup line" during the Depression? Who cares about 'Hopeless'(Hopewell). Afterall, it is filled with nursing home transients (like yourself) who are brain-dead anyway with alleged "soup line" memories... >:D
May be an assisted living transient, paying $5300 per month for the last 6 years but I can still type, I still remember what life was like before the USDA and the shore was only good for watching the Chincoteague Horses.....Long before the bay bridge or tunnel.

Where you live is about as relevant as where you'll be cremated, embalmed or buried. The mind is always free to go. Touchy Person, you are..
Tangier Mountaineer

Fredericksburg, VA

#8 Mar 7, 2011
for sure wrote:
<quoted text> May be an assisted living transient, paying $5300 per month for the last 6 years but I can still type, I still remember what life was like before the USDA and the shore was only good for watching the Chincoteague Horses.....Long before the bay bridge or tunnel.
Where you live is about as relevant as where you'll be cremated, embalmed or buried. The mind is always free to go. Touchy Person, you are..
...and WHERE do I live...which ridge, Feely person?
Crypt

Four Oaks, NC

#9 Aug 1, 2012
I guess the most recent discovery of a vault cover at the "dump" just happened to "wash up" and find it's final resting place at the "dump"? Wake up people! They are being PUT there! Doesn't take a rocket Scientist to figure that out! I hope when digging up graves, some not so happy souls release some BAD KARMA on that person/persons! Let the dead "rest in peace".

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