January 22, 2021

Forensics experts called after Mississippi homeowner finds unidentified bone in yard

Police in a Mississippi town said they sent a bone found in a yard Sunday afternoon to the state crime lab for forensic analysis.

The bone was discovered in a yard on Marquette Avenue on Sunday and Natchez police were notified.

In the meantime, residents of the area began posting on social media saying “part of a body” was found.

“A detective did come by and pick up a bone,” said Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong.

The bone, however, Armstrong said, did not have any hair or skin that would make it recognizable as a human or animal without further analysis so the bone was sent to the state crime lab for analysis.