St. Michael hunter finds bones that could be human

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Dozens of bones that could be human have been found in a remote area of the Norton Sound region, Alaska State Troopers said.

A hunter from St. Michael first spotted the bones on April 25 in a wilderness area about 8 miles southwest of the village, according to Trooper John Brown. The hunter brought 18 of the bones back to St. Michael and gave them to the village public safety officer, who called troopers.

Brown said he spoke with the hunter and collected the bones and then took a four-wheeler to the site, where 39 more bones were recovered.

The bones will be flown to the State Crime Lab in Anchorage and if possible, they will be compared to missing person reports in the area. A skull was not found among the bones.

Brown said it's too early to say whether foul play is suspected.



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