Police Investigate Human Bones Found Near NC Coast

Police say they have found several human bones in a secluded area along the North Carolina coast.

Authorities say a skull and other bones were found by officers this week after a man looking for antique bottles first discovered some of the remains.

Wilmington police say the bones are believed to be from the same body. They will be examined by an anthropologist and a medical examiner to try and determine the identity of the person and how they died.

Officers will examine the area for the next few weeks to look for more bones or other evidence.

The remains were found in an area often used as an illegal dump about 100 feet from the Cape Fear River.


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  • by LJM Location: Kure Beach on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM
    Blackbeard the pirate?? What's a carpethead?? Never heard that one before, but then again - I'm new to this area. Please, enlighten me - I'm confused! New Hanover is a trash dump?? I think that's rather extreme - ALL places have the "bad" areas, that doesn't make the entire place "a trash dump" - travel to other places, you may just discover that this county is a whole lot better than most!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 03:23 PM
    New Hanhover county is a trash dump.Know wonder they find body parts all over that place.I guess it started with BLACKBEARD.NOT!Maybe a CARPETHEAD.
  • by LW Location: Greenville on Jan 1, 2010 at 02:32 PM
    Blackbeard forsure.no dought about it.
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