Possible Human Femur Bone Discovered at IR Inlet By Fisherman

by Dave on August 28, 2010

a human femur bone

Following discovery Wednesday of what appeared to be a human femur by a fisherman on the Indian River Inlet, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation Enforcement officers searched the area Wednesday and again Friday without finding any more human bones. Parks and Recreation Enforcement were assisted by a dive team from Delaware State Police.

The leg bone was turned over to the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office by Delaware State Parks enforcement officers working the case. The bone will be sent to a forensic pathologist for positively identifying the remains as human, according to Chief Wayne Kline of Parks and Recreation Enforcement.

An angler hooked the bone while casting from the south side of the inlet within Delaware Seashore State Park, and it appeared to have human characteristics, bringing Parks and Recreation Enforcement and the state police back to the site Friday.

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