'Historical' human bone found at dog park in Rocky Mount

The Rocky Mount Police Department is investigating after a 'historical' human bone was found at a dog park earlier this week.

Police were called around 7:20 a.m. to the Best Friends Dog Park on Lee Street after a person said they found a bone.

The Rocky Mount Police Department Evidence Unit collected the bone and partnered with the State Bureau of Investigation and a Forensic Anthropologist from East Carolina University and determined that the bone was human.

The anthropologist said that, due to the extensive weathering, it was clear the bone is historical -- meaning it is estimated to be close to one hundred years old.
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