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A bone found in NE Montana: elk, not human

Posted at 3:58 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 17:58:26-04

A bone found in the Bainville area in northeastern Montana had some people wondering if it was human - but Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick put those concerns to rest.

Frederick said in a Facebook post that a deputy responded to a report on Oct. 7 of a "possible human bone" that a dog brought home.

The deputy recovered the bone and detailed photos were sent to the state crime lab.

Meanwhile, Frederick reported that the had been seeing posts on Facebook that a human bone had been found.

Once the state lab analyzed the bone, they determined it was a tibia from an elk - not human.

Case closed.