Search for Body Parts Along Wyoming Border Called Off

Search for Body Parts Along Wyoming Border Called Off

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The search for more body parts found along the Wyoming border has been called off.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has ended the search of a seven-mile stretch of land where the human remains were found over six days.

Chief Deputy Dave Booth said the six days were productive. Dozens of searchers found a human torso, two hands, a foot and several bones.

Authorities say an anthropologist is now helping piece the body together.

Last Monday, a Union Pacific Railroad employee found a human hand on a frontage road while checking tracks near I-80 about a mile from the Wyoming border. Other body parts were found later nearby.

Medical examiners believe the body parts have been in the area for about eight to 11 months. Many of the bones have saw marks.

Authorities hope D-N-A from the bones will help them identify the man.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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