Dog finds human jaw bone in Pueblo Co. |

Dog finds human jaw bone in Pueblo Co.

PUEBLO, Colorado ” Pueblo County deputies say a pet dog found a human jaw bone last weekend, triggering a search for the rest of the body and for the identity of the victim.

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Laurie Leach says the dog found the bone in some bluffs on Saturday.

Leach says the bone could have been from a transient or a local resident, or it could be older and have some archaeological importance.

Leach says a forensic archaeologist determined the bone was human. Authorities say the next step is to try to extract DNA.

An initial search of the area where the bone was found turned up no other remains. Deputies planned to return with search dogs.

The Pueblo Chieftain,

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