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Coroner: Bones found on Madison Township farm are human

Posted: 10:59 AM, Jul 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-15 00:33:31-04

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The bones found on a Madison Township farm Wednesday are human, the coroner and a forensic anthropologist determined Thursday.

Butler County Coroner Dr. Lisa Mannix and forensic anthropologist Elizabeth Murray of Mount St. Joseph University examined the remains and are working to create a preliminary biological profile of the single human, according to a press release from the coroner's office.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office was called to a Madison Township farmer’s field Wednesday afternoon, the Journal-News  first reported.

On Thursday, Mannix and Murray determined the bones are human. The release from the coroner's office said  that "the identity of the person is unknown at this time. The biological profile will determine the race, sex and approximate age and height. The investigation into possible cause and manner of death is ongoing."

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