BRIDGEPORT - A family says they discovered bones near a grave at a cemetery.

The discovery happened at Park Cemetery on Lindley Street. Jose Soto says he was at a funeral this week when he noticed a small number of bones near the grave. 

Soto says he was upset by the sight and alerted officials.

Investigators say the bones will be sent to a lab to determine whether they are human.

The cemetery manager says the bones could have been accidentally unearthed from an old grave, or they could have come from an animal. Park Cemetery used to be farmland, he says.

Cemetery officials also say the bones could have been placed there as a prank.