13-Year-old boy finds human skeleton in Columbia - KMOV.com

13-Year-old boy finds human skeleton in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has found a human skeleton in a wooded area in Columbia.

Police said Saturday in a news release that the skeleton is that of an adult. It had been in the same place where the boy found it for at least a few months.

A forensic team collected evidence at the scene, and the skeleton was taken to the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office.

Department spokeswoman Jessie Haden says police can't speculate about the cause of death and will wait for information from the Medical Examiner's Office.

She added that investigators are working to identify the person who died.


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