PALM COAST, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies in Flagler County said Tuesday that human remains were found at a construction site.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said that the human remains were unearthed by workers at the Toscana development in Palm Coast Monday.

The Toscana webpage described it as a Mediterranean-style gated community. It is run by ABD Development, which is based in Davenport.

NBC affiliate WESH reported that the place where the remains were found was originally a wooded area. Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said authorities sifted through the mounds of earth to find any other remains due to the construction’s interference with the scene.

“Bigger bones are easier to find, but you need to find everything,” he said.

Staly said it could be a homicide victim or someone who simply died in the woods. However, they do not know at this time if there was foul play.

“Until we can recover of the remains as we can, use DNA to identify the individual, or if we get lucky, we get some jaw bone with some teeth or dental evidence,” he said. “Then that would make it easier.”

The sheriff said four or five bones or pieces of bone were recovered. He said at this point, it’s too early to determine whether the bones come from one person or multiple individuals, but they appear to be from a modern person, not a long-dead person.

“Based on what the UCF anthropologists told us, these are not historical bones,” Staly said.

The sheriff said construction will be constructed until authorities are done with their search.