News Casket with human bones found on street near Brooklyn cemetery This casket was found with human remains inside on Pilling Street in Brooklyn on May 6, 2015. Photo Credit: NYPD By ALISON FOX @AlisonFox May 6, 2015 6:17 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The bones belonging to human hands and feet were found inside a casket that had been dug up near a cemetery in Brooklyn, but how it got there remains a mystery, police said. The casket was found on Pilling Street, steps from The Evergreens Cemetery, at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. A cemetery worker estimated the casket had been underground for about 25 years, police said. No one knows exactly where the casket was and authorities were still searching the grounds Wednesday evening. “Nobody knows who dumped a casket with no body in it,” the NYPD’s 83rd Precinct tweeted out. “Investigation is ongoing 2 find the people responsible. Not Cool.” The medical examiner will determine the identity, police said. By ALISON FOX @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.