Friday, January 11 2013 1:03 PM EST2013-01-11 18:03:36 GMT
(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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.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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