Bags of Bones Found in Dow City are 75 Years Old

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By Larry Burkum

DOW CITY, Iowa (AP) - A bag of bones found in a warehouse in the small eastern Iowa community of Dow City two years ago are very old and will not prompt a criminal investigation.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate two bags of bones found in May 2011 inside an old warehouse in the town of about 500 people. The sheriff called the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation which had the bones examined by the state medical examiner's office.

Forensic archeologists determined the bones were from a man and a woman and at least 75 to 100 years old.

The Center for Human Identification will attempt to identify DNA and the profiles will be uploaded to the Unidentified Human Remains Index and other databases of missing individuals.

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