The man, who identified himself only by his first name James, told WPBF that he went looking for a chicken who had left his yard in West Palm Beach when he came across a shocking sight next door.
“I just found something weird and I kick it and when I see something weird like a skull it was scary and I said I don’t know what this is,” he said.
Police confirmed it was “human skeletal remains” buried in a shallow grave.
“It’s weird, you know. I never expected that thing in the back of my house,” James said.
West Palm Beach Police said it’s working to determine identifying markers on the remains, including gender.