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This aerial photo shows the more than 200-acre site in Lupton City purchased by John "Thunder" Thornton to house his new Riverton project.

Old human remains were found at a major Lupton City development site Wednesday in the 1100 block of Lupton Drive, according to police.

The case was immediately turned over to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office since it was clear the bones were not part of any ongoing investigations, according to police. 

The medical examiner's officer responded to the scene to collect the remains and have them analyzed. 

The site is home to the largest new residential and commercial project in Chattanooga in decades. John "Thunder" Thornton, a Chattanooga developer who has developed residential areas in East Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah, North Carolina and Hawaii, purchased more than 200 acres in Lupton City on the Tennessee River. The land will be developed into "Riverton" — a mixed-use community with about 400 homes surrounding restaurants, stores and medical offices. The site was previously the largest undeveloped riverfront property in Chattanooga. 

Contact Mark Pace at mpace@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6659. Follow him on Twitter @themarkpace and on Facebook at ChattanoogaOutdoorsTFP.

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