- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The Lowndes County Coroner’s Office says a bone found in Steens did not come from a human.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1d80rT7 ) the bone was found May 28 in the yard of a home. A resident thought the bone might be human and alerted the sheriff’s department. It was then transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson for examination.

While it’s unclear what type of animal the bone came from, Coroner Greg Merchant says it didn’t belong to a deer, cow or horse.

Merchant says the delay in the findings was because medical examiners wanted to be sure the bone was not human and didn’t belong to Keisha Turner, of Vernon, Alabama, who has been missing since February.

Turner’s vehicle was discovered abandoned in Lowndes County this year.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com

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