Indian bone found in Columbia River at Kennewick
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A jaw bone found in the Columbia River at Kennewick is believed to be the very old remains of an American Indian.
KONA reports the Corps of Engineers plans to deliver the bone to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation.
The bone with six teeth was found Monday morning by a cleanup crew on the bank of the river near a Columbia Park boat launch.
Police called the Benton County coroner who sent photos to a state anthropologist. Officials determined there was no crime or missing person involved.