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Anthropologist: Bones 100 years old

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by Katie Rosenberg

ANTIGO (WAOW)-- The remains found this week at a construction site outside Antigo are human but most likely at least a century old.  The Langlade County Sheriff says that an anthropologist looked at three bags of items taken from the site.  It included earrings, a medallion, hair and bone fragments.  The anthropologist believes the remains are over 100 years old putting to rest speculation that it might be remains of missing Antigo teen Kayla Berg.

"We're confident now based on the preliminary information we got from the anthropologist that this will now shift from a forensic or a potential criminal investigation to an archaeological investigation," said Sheriff Bill Greening.

Officials expect to find out the ethnicity of the person once DNA tests are back.  The construction crew was working on the foundation of a new home Monday morning.  The site, a former farm, is believed to be an Indian burial ground.

 

Online Reporter: Katie Rosenberg

 

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