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Officials Confirm Bones Found In Antioch Are Human

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by Brent Frazier

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - Metro Police investigators are estimating the human remains found Saturday evening in a wooded area off Hamilton Church Road had likely been there since last fall.

"From the state of decomposition and other factors in the wood line, it's possible (they've been there) four to five months," said Andrew Injaychock, a detective from the Hermitage precinct.

"We're going to have to do some follow up; be in contact with the Missing Person unit. Also, we're close to the Rutherford County line. [We will] talk to the Rutherford County Sheriff's office. Check any of their missing persons," Injaychock explained.

Two young boys stumbled upon the find around sunset Saturday as they cut through the big vacant field and stepped behind the tree row on the backside of Hamilton Creek Apartments.

Residents like Donna Lewis watched nervously on Sunday as detectives and field crews from the medical examiner's office worked to collect the bones while leaving them in their pristine state.

Injaychock said the crime scene was broad, and the bones were scattered. He said it was likely the result of wild animals, not the work of a savage killer.

 

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