Bones found on Bush Point beach not human

Island County Coroner Robert Bishop said Thursday morning the bones found last week on the beach near Bush Point are not human remains.

"They were definitely not human," Bishop said.

A woman walking on the beach discovered what she thought were human remains late last week and called police. The woman, who was a nurse, said the bones appeared to be a couple of rib bones and a hip bone.

The bones were turned over to an Island County Sheriff's Office deputy, who gave them to the county coroner. Bishop said he compared the bones to a model of a human skeleton and they did not match.

"They could be a cow's bones," Bishop said, adding that people frequently find non-human bones on the island's beaches.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates