Jawbone Fragment Found Near Turnor Lake

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 at 13:35



A piece of jawbone found last week near Turnor Lake has been sent to an anthropologist to see if it is human in origin.


The discovery was made Thursday afternoon in an area used for training for loader operators.


It was found in some gravel and sand by some trainees who were on break.


The RCMP say the jawbone is five centimetres long and has two teeth in it — and could conceivably be animal remains.


The Mounties say they have no outstanding cases of missing persons in that region.


They also don’t have any reports of burial sites in that area.