- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - The Boulder County coroner says bones once used in remembrance ceremonies by a veterans group were not those of an American Indian as initially believed, but very little else could be learned about them.

The Longmont Times-Call reports (http://tinyurl.com/qjy3pnb ) the coroner announced Wednesday the remains were those of a 28- to 38-year-old man.

An analysis by a Metropolitan State University of Denver laboratory couldn’t determine the man’s race or how long ago he died, but it concluded the remains were “archaeological.”

The Longmont Veterans of Foreign Wars gave the bones to the coroner after the coffin they were in was damaged by floods. The group used them during ceremonies to represent those who died in wars.

The coroner is working with other agencies to determine what to do with the bones.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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