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M.E. Could Know Today if Bone Fragments are Human

M.E. Could Know Today if Bone Fragments are Human



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Medical Examiner could know today whether bone fragments found in Weber Canyon over the weekend belong to humans or animals.

Summit County Sheriff's officers say the bones were found near a crude shelter made of trees and rocks, along with clothing and personal items that a hiker may have carried.

The bones were found not far from where an S-U-V rented by Carole Wetherton of Panacea, Florida and her daughter, Kimberly Beverly of Tucker, Georgia was found.

The pair were reported missing after they didn't make their flights home in September.

Officers say if the bones are determined to be human, they will have to undergo D-N-A testing to identify them, a process that could take several weeks.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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