UPDATE: 2nd Set Of Human Bones Found At Crescent Bar - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 2nd Set Of Human Bones Found At Crescent Bar

Posted: Updated:
A citizen walking along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar this afternoon discovered what Grant County Detectives believe are human bones, but how long they have been there is unclear. A citizen walking along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar this afternoon discovered what Grant County Detectives believe are human bones, but how long they have been there is unclear.
UPDATE: CRESCENT BAR, Wash. (AP) - A second set of human bones exposed by lowering the reservoir behind Wanapum Dam were found in the Crescent Bar area.
   
Grant County sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman says the coroner believes the bones found last Friday are probably as old as the first bones found March 4. The wear pattern on the teeth indicates the person ate food different from modern humans.
   
The Wenatchee World reports the latest bones also are expected to be turned over to the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
   
The bones were found by people exploring the shoreline after the reservoir was lowered because of a crack in the Wanapum Dam.

Previous Coverage:

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Coroner's Office has determined the bones found on the banks of the Columbia River near Crescent Bar are non-forensic and are of "archaeological nature." 

The remains were released to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Previous Coverage: 

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says human bones were discovered Tuesday afternoon at Crescent Bar, and at this time it is unclear how long they have been there. 

Grant County Public Information Officer Kyle Foreman told KHQ a citizen found them upstream of the Wanapum Dam in an area normally covered by water. Due to the crack found in the dam, the river has been drawn down to relieve pressure on the dam, so parts upstream that are normally underwater are now exposed. 

Detectives are uncertain how long the bones have been there, but say it is possible they've been there for a very long time. It is possible they are bones from an early settler or a Native American. Leaders of a Wanapum tribe visited the site on Tuesday, and the Grant County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol Crime Lab will carefully collect the remains on Wednesday for analysis. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prosecutor: No criminal liability in officer involved shooting

    Prosecutor: No criminal liability in officer involved shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:02:00 GMT
    UPDATE:The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has reviewed the case of the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident on February 11, 2014 involving Spokane County deputies and Jed Zillmer. The incident occurred in the intersection of Indiana and Sullivan in Spokane Valley.
    >>
    UPDATE:The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has reviewed the case of the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident on February 11, 2014 involving Spokane County deputies and Jed Zillmer. The incident occurred in the intersection of Indiana and Sullivan in Spokane Valley.
    >>
  • Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:53:58 GMT
    MACHIAS, Wash. (AP) - A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias. The boy's mother, Tabitha Moser, told KING that she saw the 4-foot otter attack her son Thursday morning at Lake Connor Park. She says her mother saved him.>>
    MACHIAS, Wash. (AP) - A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias. The boy's mother, Tabitha Moser, told KING that she saw the 4-foot otter attack her son Thursday morning at Lake Connor Park. She says her mother saved him.
    >>
  • FIRST ON KHQ.COM: hikers find body in Spokane Valley; homicide investigation begins

    FIRST ON KHQ.COM: hikers find body in Spokane Valley; homicide investigation begins

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:50:42 GMT
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- On Thursday night major crimes detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office began investigating the discovery of a body in Spokane Valley.The body was found earlier in the evening by a couple walking in a wooded area near Parkside At Mirabeau Apartments.>>
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- On Thursday night major crimes detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office began investigating the discovery of a body in Spokane Valley.The body was found earlier in the evening by a couple walking in a wooded area near Parkside At Mirabeau Apartments.>>