- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) - Human remains found by a 10-year-old girl in Mountrail County have been returned to the earth after the state medical examiner determined the bones were likely from the 1500s or 1600s.

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson tells the Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1jynr0e ) that his office was called to a field in the western portion of the county after the girl unearthed what she believed were human bones.

The medical examiner determined that the bones were from at least two people and had been buried for many years.

Once foul play was ruled out, Halvorson contacted the property owner, who asked that the bones be reburied on the property.

The remains were buried following a brief ceremony led by a member of the Historical Society of the Three Affiliated Tribes.



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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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