NEW INFO: Bones Found Not Human Remains

An orthodontist has confirmed that teeth found under a suspected kidnapper's demolished home are not human.

Onslow County deputies had been investigating what was thought to be human remains found underneath the home off Pony Farm Road. That's where a suspect in a 1962 kidnapping of two young children lived.

Sheriff Ed Brown says a small jawbone with teeth were found at the home. The Medical Examiner's Office said the bones did not appear to be human, but Brown wanted an orthodontist to look at the teeth for further examination.

Neither of the children or their remains were ever found and neighbors were concerned the children may have been buried under the man's home. Brown says in 1991 the suspect's daughter told him that her mother, on her death bed, told about her husband kidnapping the children.

The sheriff learned three months ago the house was going to be torn down and the company agreed to contact him before the floor and foundation were demolished.

A news release says on Wednesday the company found the bones under the floor and it stopped all demolition. Three bones and a pink plastic belt were discovered.

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  • by keep looking on Feb 25, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    i think they need to dig!!! find answers for those poor babies!!!! dig, if the house is gone, dig until they find them, they can't be too far down.
  • by About HIM on Feb 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    Is the "suspect" in the original 1962 kidnapping deceased?
  • by vel on Feb 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    i meant "how did" because, if her deathbed confession is accurate, the remains are likely those of the kidnapped children. thus, "did" denotes fact while "could" denotes merely the possibility. i'm not judging her; i don't know her situation. no one knows what goes on in a marriage except the two people in it. i just can't wrap my head around how someone survives emotionally, socially, and spiritually knowing that they're married to a monster. how do you carry that around with you and not collapse under its weight? that's all i'm saying...nothing more, nothing less. to kathy...someone said the remains may not be human, but they were bringing them to an orthodontist for confirmation. so, the possibility is still on the table.
  • by Trish Location: SOBX on Feb 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    It would have been nice if the facts about the kidnapped children, were disclosed in the story. Who were they,were did they disappear from, etc.
  • by bob Location: obx on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    that'll make a movie some day
  • by kathy Location: enc on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    Didn't the medical examiner say they were NOT human? Misleading headline.
  • by to vel on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    She was probably afraid to tell anyone knowing if she did and he found out her body would end up under the house too.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    I don't think you mean to say "how did", but rather a judgemental "how could". The simple answer is fear. Consider what kind of a person would commit such a crime, and that you don't know what else she was living with.
  • by vel on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    how did the wife live in a house knowing that the bodies of children her husband kidnapped may be beneath it?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    That gives me chills. I pray for the familes.

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