- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - Valley City Police say a human bone and two small bone fragments were found in the city earlier this week by a crew of workers.

Police Chief Fred Thompson on Thursday said a member of a survey crew contacted police on Tuesday after the workers found what they believed to be a bone. Officers photographed the bone and sent the pictures to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Grand Forks, which confirmed it was a radius bone.

The medical examiner is expected to analyze the bone and fragments to try to determine their origin and possibly conduct a DNA test to check it against missing person’s reports.

The state’s Historical Society and the Tribal Historic Preservation Office are also involved in the investigation because the bone was found near Native American burial grounds.

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