This week’s news of the macabre discovery of human remains beneath floor boards in a Tamaqua attic is hard to ignore.
It shocks our sensibilities. It begs for more information.
What we know is that members of a Tamaqua family pried up a few boards and uncovered a box. Inside was a bundle consisting of old newspapers and a sweater.
Unwrapped, it revealed bones of a baby, nearly a full skeleton, estimated between 38 and 40 weeks.
The discovery suggests that a baby, perhaps stillborn or a newborn later deceased, had been carefully wrapped and hidden away.