Ottawa police say a construction crew discovered human remains in a backyard on Heatherington Road.

The discovery was made in the 1500 block of the street Monday morning.

Police say a coroner has determined the remains are most likely several years old

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222 ext 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.