Bone Identification Cases Still Pending

In Mono County, two cases of unidentified bone fragments still up in the air. Mono Sheriff’s men had reported the discovery of a skull some time back. Although officers believed the skull belonged to a suicide victim whose other remains were found


Mono Sheriff Lt. Rob Weber

nearby, officers did send the skull remains to the Department of Justice lab for a DNA analysis.

This skull fragment had become a campaign issue in the sheriff’s race in June. Mono Sheriff’s Lieutenant Rob Weber said that there is nothing new on this case from the DOJ. Weber said there is also nothing new on the attempt to identify a jawbone found by Greg Newbry in the Hilton Creek area in July.

Initially, Mono Sheriff’s officers said they believed the bone was likely that of a Native American with a burial site nearby. Howerver, officers did opt to send the fragment to the DOJ lab for further analysis.

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