Agencies examine human bones found near Sandusky River; historical group contacted

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Law enforcement officers and other officials are investigating Tuesday’s discovery of extremely ancient human remains, possibly Native American, along Bloom Road, near the Sandusky River.

Construction workers working along the road, according to Detective Brian McGrady of the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, contacted the Fremont Police Department after discovering human bones around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” McGrady said. He said that while the investigation is ongoing, no murder or crime of any kind is currently suspected.

Steve Irwin of the Ohio Attorney General’s office confirmed that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification had sent his crime scene unit for assistance, at the request of the Fremont Police Department, which had initially responded. The investigation was later turned over to the sheriff’s office, according to Fremont Police Chief Derek Wensinger.

McGrady said the Lucas County coroner’s office was contacted to assist with the investigation and they determined the remains were of considerable age and may be of Native American descent.

“We can tell they’re getting older,” McGrady said.

The detective said BCI agents suggested contacting the Ohio Historical Society’s Columbus office and that historical society staff agreed to assist as well.

“BCI came out to help us rebuild the bones,” McGrady said. He added that he expects the investigation to be completed within two to three days.

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This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: Human Bones Found Near Sandusky River Described as “Outdated”

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