The Edmond Sun

November 28, 2012

ME's office investigates mysterious bones found in Edmond

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Five bones discovered by an Edmond resident in her backyard are being examined by the medical examiner’s office.

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 home south of 15th Street between Broadway and Boulevard was built in 1961 and has had two owners, according to the Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office.

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.

Wednesday afternoon, ME’s office spokeswoman Amy Elliott said the agency’s chief investigator believes the bones are from an animal. Confirmation should come soon from an anthropologist, Elliott said. No other descriptive information was available.

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.



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