Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bones in the mossbed - what next?!

A group of 10 biologists performing a field study on a type of wetland moss were surprised to find human remains suddenly appearing within the scope of their survey. Photo by Kate Collins of the Bangor Daily News shows the view from the scenic overlook on Route 9 in Aurora where fragments of a human skull were discovered on Monday, June 25.
Biologists stumble upon human skull, jawbone while studying moss
By The Associated Press wire report
June 26, 2007 01:22 PM

AURORA — Maine State Police have launched an investigation into a human skull and jawbone that a group of biologists stumbled across while studying moss samples in rural Hancock County.

The remains were found last week near a scenic lookout off Route 9 in Aurora, said spokesman Stephen McCausland. They belong to an adult male and are least two years old and possibly older.
[full article here: Source]
But that's not all... another article, this time in the Bangor Daily News, mentioned that this is the SECOND such event of human remains being found in Maine in recent weeks.
The skull found in Aurora was the second discovered in eastern Maine last week, according to police.

McCausland said another human skull was found in Milbridge last Wednesday by a surveying crew that was doing work on a private way off Rays Point Road.

"That one appears to have been buried and there was some wood nearby to indicate that there was also a coffin," he said. "It’s looks like it was a case of a burial site that was disturbed."

The skull in Milbridge appeared to be much older and was of less concern than the case in Aurora, according to McCausland.
[full article here: Source]

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