The Edmond Sun

December 10, 2012

ME’s office makes ruling on Edmond bones

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A mystery involving the discovery of a half dozen bones in the backyard of an Edmond home has been solved — sort of.

On Nov. 20, Edmond Police Officer Nathan Fountain spoke with a resident at 43 E. 21st St. in reference to found bones, according to an incident report filed by Fountain.

The reporting party said she was tearing down an old shed on Nov. 17 when she discovered five bones lying underneath the shed, the report stated. She took them to an unidentified veterinarian who did not know the source.

Fountain took the bones, filed his report and sent the bones to the medical examiner’s office.

ME’s office spokeswoman Amy Elliott said the agency has determined the bones are not human. Beyond that, a species has not been determined, Elliott said. The examination will not generate a report.

In a previous report, Elliott said the agency often receives bones and the like, which usually turn out to be from animals. She recalled two specific examples — items from a bear and an ostrich. | 341-2121, ext. 108