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Oneida Police Chief: Bones found appear to be human

By WKTV News

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Forensic teams from Onondaga County are returning to the scene this morning of bones found along a creek in Oneida.

The Oneida police chief tells NEWSChannel 2 that the bones appear to be human.  He said the forensics team is going to remove the bones found yesterday near Canal Road and sift through the dirt to see if more bones are buried.
Oneida City Police Investigator Mike Burgess says they were notified about the remains shortly after 2:00p.m. Tuesday when a fisher at a nearby creek saw the bones and called police.
Investigators also say the bones appear to have been on the site for quite some time.

"At this point we're just doing the preliminaries, taking photographs, making sure the scene is secure, making proper notifications, tomorrow will be more in depth," Burgess said.  "We've got the Onondaga County medical examiner's office coming out to assist us further."

The bones are on private property.  A stake on the scene read the property belongs to James Burback of Cazenovia.
The bones are set back about 50 yards from Canal Road, along a wooded area next to a creek.
The land is zoned for agriculture but does have foot traffic from hunters and fishermen.



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