human remains

plural noun

: parts of the bodies of dead people
an area where ancient human remains have been found

Examples of human remains in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities in Alabama have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of his father after human remains were found in the suspect’s backyard, according to charging documents obtained by multiple news outlets. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 Most Americans haven’t seen the mangled human remains left by dozens of mass shootings since Parkland. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Her mother used to transport human remains for New York’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and would bring home morbid stories. Deidre Olsen, WIRED, 15 Nov. 2023 Investigators found evidence of body disposal inside the home and brought a dog that tracks human remains to check the surrounding area. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 People working at the house called 911 to report a plastic bag possibly containing human remains, Gutierrez said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023 Authorities confirmed the identification of human remains that were found in an Ohio river in June, linked to a man's disappearance a few months earlier. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Citing federal repatriation law, the notice says tribes — namely those with historical or present-day ties to the Bay Area — have 30 days to file claims for the human remains. Mary Hudetz, ProPublica, 2 Nov. 2023 The caverns are renowned as the oldest cemetery in Africa, and in 2018, human remains were found from 15,000 years ago. Jillian Dara, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Human remains.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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