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Human bones found in Mission Viejo yard belonged to ancient Native American

Investigators believe a set of human bones found in February buried 11 inches beneath the ground in Mission Viejo belonged to a long-deceased Native American person, Orange County Sheriff’s officials said.

The human remains were found by a homeowner doing yard work. Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Breckner said investigators who initially received the bones later determined  they were remnants of an ancient Native American person.

The FBI was carbon dating the remains as of Friday, Breckner said. The bones will be turned over to the Native American Heritage Association once officials determine their age.

It was not immediately clear how the bones wound up less than a foot underground in Mission Viejo, or who might have left them there, Breckner said. Further details regarding their origin were not immediately available.

Source: Orange County Register

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