In June 2007, at the initiative of A.E. Grigoriev, Deputy Director of the Regional Center for the Preservation of Monuments in the Sverdlovsk Region, V.V. Shitov, a historian and local lore expert and N.B. Neujmin, a member of the military historical club “Mountain Shield”, searched the Southern end of the Pig's Meadow and found the site of a bonfire that contained 44 pieces of charred bones and teeth belonging to  possibly the Tsarevich Alexis and his sister, the Grand Duchess Maria.