Idaho County officials trying to identify skeletal remains found along Salmon River

Authorities in north-central Idaho are trying to identify skeletal remains found along the Salmon River, about ten miles downriver from Whitebird.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says beachcombers found a few small pieces of bone in September that were under the high-water mark of an eddy and nearly covered under sand and silt. The site was excavated earlier this month and nearly an entire skeleton of an adult was found.

It’s not known how long the remains were there, and they have been turned over to University of Idaho anthropologists for testing. (AP)

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