- A beachgoer found a bone at Maslin Beach, in Adelaide, on Tuesday evening
- Examinations suggest it is a human bone, specifically a forearm bone
- Police searched the area the following day and found another bone 50m away
Mystery surrounds the discovery of two human bones at a popular South Australian beach.
A beachgoer contacted police after spotting a bone at Maslin Beach, in Adelaide, during an evening stroll on Tuesday.
Examinations suggest it is a human forearm.
Southern District police then conducted a preliminary search on Wednesday, where they found another bone about 50m from the first discovery.
An extensive search was organised on Thursday, with the assistance of Water Operations Unit, Forensic Science and SES volunteers.
The search team scoured about a kilometre of the beach but failed to find any further items of significance.
The search has since concluded and Forensic Services will examine the bones over the next few days.
Detective Chief Inspector Scott Fitzgerald told reporters the member of the public who first discovered the bone decided to take it home.
‘One of his relatives with some medical training believed it might have been human, and it was presented to us yesterday (Wednesday) morning,’ he said.
Source: Daily Mail
Original publication 18 February, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 1st March 2021
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