Human Skeletal Remains Discovered Near Firefly Music Festival Grounds During Event

first_imgDelaware State Police are investigating after an attendee at this weekend’s Firefly Music Festival found human skeletal remains in the area surrounding the festival grounds on Thursday evening. According to the report about the incident on Delaware Online, a festival-goer wandering the site’s wooded areas discovered the remains and contacted the authorities. The identity of the person whose remains were discovered is still unknown. The forensic investigation is still in its early stages, as authorities continue to investigate on the scene. You can watch a news clip about the incident below:Fortunately for those in attendance, news of the grisly discovery was virtually unnoticed within the festival. “I’m extremely surprised,” attendee Kyla Beckvermit, an 18-year-old from Cornwall, New York, told Delaware Online, “I’m definitely concerned. It would have been nice to know.” Her friend Gabby Wheeler, a 24-year-old from Wheeler, New York, was more interested than upset by the discovery. “I watch a lot of missing people videos on YouTube,” she said. “If they said it was skeletal remains, that probably means the body has been there awhile. But it’s weird that it was so close.”While finding human remains onsite at a music festival is obviously less than ideal, the as-of-yet unexplained death likely was not connected to the event itself.Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to contact Detective D. Blomquist at (302) 698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the internet at or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”Firefly Music Festival continues today with performances from Bob Dylan, Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd, T-Pain, Wale, Capital Cities, and more and sets from Nahko & Medicine For The People, Phantogram, Muse and more on tap for the festival’s final day tomorrow.[via Delaware Online]last_img read more

J.E. McAmis Bags Lower Columbia River Dredging Deal

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, recently awarded J.E. McAmis the Columbia River Side Channels Clamshell Dredging contract for 2018.According to the Corps, the contract worth $349,900 includes dredging of the Wahkiakum Ferry Crossing and Longview Turning Basin.The project locations are along the Lower Columbia River, in Oregon and Washington.Using one of its clamshell dredgers, J.E. McAmis will remove approximately 35,000 cubic yards of material from the Wahkiakum Ferry Crossing and 20,000 cubic yards from the Longview Turning Basin.The environmental in-water work window for this maintenance dredging project is August 1 through December 15.last_img