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Authorities say medical examiner took body part

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ONEIDA COUNTY (WAOW) --  The Oneida County District Attorney says it all started after a trip back from Fond Du Lac County this past Tuesday.  England and a sheriff's deputy were returning from an autopsy when the discovery came to light.

"While returning to Oneida County with the sheriffs deputy it came to light that Ms. England had possession of a piece of spine and that's ultimately why she was arrested," Michael Bloom. Oneida County DA said.

Newsline 9 asked the DA exactly how the bone was discovered, but he refused to answer specific details.

In a court appearance on Thursday, England told the courtroom that she intended to use the bone to train one of her dogs to search for cadavers.

"At a Riverside Heating the judge had to make a finding that there was probable cause for a crime and that did happen yesterday," Bloom said.

And while she did appear in court, the DA says England has not yet been formally charged.  Only saying she is being investigated on possible charges of misconduct of public office and theft.

"Before I make a final decision on what charges will be brought I will first review the reports," Bloom said.

Oneida County Human Resources Director says England was then placed on paid administrative leave.

"Really doesn't matter the outcome of the criminal investigation. We will do our own investigation regarding the employment," Lisa Charabarneau said.

England was released from jail on a $5,000 signature bond. According to the District Attorney's office she has no prior criminal history. She is scheduled to be back in court Jan. 30th.

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