Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Coroner gets bouquet of bones for Spring

Aah, the first signs of spring. The crocuses are blooming and the daffodils are pushing up through the ground. And one of our “signs of spring”, the bones are appearing

We have had several “bone cases” through the last couple of weeks. People, and particularly dogs, find the bones as the snow goes away. Folks are concerned that they may have happened upon some grisly murder and dismemberment scene and we get called. We get called either directly by the finder or, more commonly, by the law enforcement agency that the bones are turned into.

The picture posted above actually involved a radio interview (XLC) because one of the morning show’s host’s dog found the bone. The host was convinced that it was a human bone, the victim of an ax murder. To her dismay, it is a much more mundane animal bone, not human.

I am glad to say that all of our cases have been animal bones, so far this year. It does happen that we get a human bone or skeleton from time to time, again particularly in the Spring

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