Human bones found by hunters are archeological, not evidence of a crime, police say

Multiple human bones found Oct. 2 by hunters near Cauchon Lake, about 90 kilometres southeast of Thompson past Pikwitonei, have been determined to be archeological in nature, RCMP say.

Thompson rural RCMP attended the location when the bones were discovered two weeks ago and discovered approximately eight human bones. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the provincial government’s Historic Resources Branch, which is responsible for overseeing the disposition of found human remains of an archeological nature from the moment of discovery, assisted with the investigation.

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Arrangements between the Historic Resources Branch and area First Nations to repatriate the bones through a proper burial are currently underway.



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