Testing confirms found bones are human

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Springville, Utah (AP) - The state medical examiner's office has confirmed that bones found near railroad tracks in Springville are human.

The bones were in a cardboard box and were found Tuesday by railroad employees. Springville Police Lt. Dave Caron has said the box contained what appeared to be a human skull.

After testing, state officials confirmed Thursday the bones are human. It's unclear how old the bones are.

Caron says the bones are covered in a black substance, as if they had been burned or covered in tar. He says investigators will look into whether anything on the bones can be tested for DNA.

Caron says other items found with the skull also have been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.

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