The Croatian Office for Imprisoned and Missing Persons, part of the War Veterans’ Ministry, said on Wednesday that the remains of at least 25 people were found during excavations in Zagreb between July 16 and 27.
The human remains were found in two mass graves and one individual grave, located in a park in the Zagreb neighborhood of Vrbik.
Initial screening of the ground, using specially-trained dogs and geo radars, began after officials received information from the public that victims from World War II or the post-war period could be found there.
The remains will be transferred to the department of forensic medicine at Zagreb Medical School, where they will be studied and then properly buried.
The Office for Imprisoned and Missing Persons has announced further exhumations at the same location.