Coroner’s office: Bones found in wooded area in Dayton are non-human

Bones found in a Dayton wooded area late Tuesday are non-human according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Dayton police responded to the scene near Burkhardt Avenue around 11:30 p.m. after receiving a call about what appeared to be human bones.

The coroner’s office requested that the bones be transported to the office for examination.


Bones found in a wooded area near Burkhardt Avenue in Dayton will be taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office to determine if they are human remains, according to a police incident report. 

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Officers were dispatched to Burkhardt Avenue near East Fifth Street around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after a caller reported his son found what appeared to be human remains in a wooded area, the report details. 

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The caller said they took around 11 bones from the wooded area back to his home and waited for police. 

Responding officers returned to the area where the suspected remains were first located and found two additional bones, according to the report. 

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was requested to the scene, but did not respond. Rather, the coroner’s office requested the bones to be transported to the office Wednesday morning when they could investigate. 

Additional details were not available. 

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