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Forensics team visits Shreveport to inspect bones found

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 8:12pm

Tuesday morning, DOTD employees were inspecting the overpass leading up to the 20 on Market Street in Shreveport, when they found a human skeleton and men's clothing. 

After quickly surveying the bones, and determining that they were in fact human remains, the Caddo coroner asked Dr. Mary Manheim and her team at LSU's Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Lab to come up and further investigate the skeleton. 

Once in town, the FACES team will photograph every thing they can, and then make a map plan of the area and how everything is arranged. That process only takes a few hours, and once it is done, they will take all of the remains down to Baton Rouge and take a closer look at them and perform scientific tests on them.

They will look at every bone to determine how the man died. While this process could take several weeks, Manheim thinks an ID of the man will come shortly.

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