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(WMC-TV) - A man doing some renovations on a historic home found human bones in cellar. The bones are believed to be more than 150 years old. The Maxwell family likes historic homes. When they stumbledMore >>
A man doing some renovations on a historic home found human bones in the cellar. The bones are believed to be more than 150 years old.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - A forensic anthropologist in New York City is countering the state crime lab's initial claims that more than 100 bones found under a historic home were those of infants.
Action News 5's original story about the bones made national headlines. That is how Bradley Adams, chief director of forensics in New York City, got wind of the discovery. Adams says the bones are not those of infants, but instead, possibly dogs.
"None of the bones were actually human bones," he said. "There was a couple other bags that showed single bones, femur bones from the leg that were from probably a dog. I'm not sure of what type of animal."
Adams says he has seen video and photos of bones were more than 20 years. He is always asked to identify human or animal remains. He watched our initial story on CNN and says the shape of the bones gave it away.
"Based on the way the bones were formed, the ends of the bones were fused on, so it was from an adult animal, whatever it was," he explained. "With infants and children, the ends of the bones, the caps aren't fused on yet, so you've got a shaft and then cartilage and unattached bones."
Last week, Todd Maxwell was still finding bones under one of the most historic homes in Marshall County, Mississippi. The home is called Thistledome. It is on the National Register of Historic Places because it used to belong to Gerald James Ronald Chalmers, who led the Battle of Collierville three different times.
He said the state crime lab first determined the bones he found may have belonged to several infants. After learning more about the house, Maxwell guessed they could have belonged to General Chalmers' siblings, who died of Scarlet Fever.
But now, with doubt about the type of bones he found, Maxwell says what he saw up close convinced him.
"The two femur bones were in bags by themselves, but the other hundreds of bones that we found of the remains were in two full sacks stacked together," said Maxwell. "You really couldn't see the scapula, the arms, the small toe bones that we found."
The bones are officially being tested right now in the Mississippi State Crime Lab in Jackson. Investigators will be able to determine, once and for all, what was found underneath the Thistledome, the home of a Civil War general.
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