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Hunter finds human remains in Scotts Bluff County

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 15:14:02-04

MELBETA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska DNA lab is evaluating human remains found in Scotts Bluff County in hopes of identifying the victim.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that a man setting up a goose blind near the North Platte River discovered the remains on Oct. 18 on property between Minatare and Melbeta.

Chief Deputy Troy Brown says the hunter found part of a lower arm bone and a piece of cloth. Forensics pathologists confirmed the arm bone is from a human.

DNA taken from bone marrow extracted from the bone will be compared to DNA of people from the area who are listed as missing.

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