Human Bone Found in Top Soil

Human Bone Found in Top Soil

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- An Ogden woman found what appeared to be a human vertebra in a load of top soil at her home.

A wallet with credit cards, identification and photographs were found in the dirt later.

Police Sgt. Doug Lucero said the woman had been doing yard work for the past month since the dirt was delivered to her home. During that time, she found small bones she believed to be from an animal, most of which were discarded.

However, after finding the vertebra last weekend, woman called a neighbor to help her identify it, and then called police.

Police said the pictures in the wallet were deteriorated, as were many credit cards. Without identifying the man, Lucero said he was not listed as a missing person.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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