Forensic anthropologist investigating bones found in Lyon County

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DAYTON, Nev. (KOLO) - The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says the excavation of a trench in Dayton has found several additional bones, including teeth, that all appear to be human.

The first bones were found on Monday, October 28, 2019 by a construction crew digging a ditch on Dayton Valley Road.

Since the bones were found late that day, the Sheriff's Office secured the scene and made plans to expand the excavation the following day.

On Tuesday, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Investigation Section joined in the excavation, sifting through the dirt. They subsequently found several additional bones.

The Washoe County Medical Examiner has arranged to have the remains examined by a forensic anthropologist.

The investigation so far has determined that the remains are those of an adult man, and they were deemed old enough that they are not believed to be connected to any crime or investigation.

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