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on Nov 9, 2011
"The coroner's office determined that it was at least 100 years old and Native American, so the police didn't waste much time investigating possible murder."
Do they plan on catching the murderer? /facepalm Talk about a waste of money. And what if there's even a remote chance this place is/was a native american burial site?
Reread the sentence you quoted. They didn't waste time. How is it a waste of money to not waste time?
The sentence was clumsily written, and at first read it might sound like the police quickly began investigating possible murder, when the opposite was true.
Indians didn't count for much back then.
How did they determine it was Native American? Was there a toe tag on it?
Jes Sayin, modern forensics can determine race through cranial bone structures. Its quite a science but you shouldn't sound too surprised...its been going on for decades.
Here's my 1/2 baked theory: They used native american skeletons for instructional purposes, since way back then, the natives were viewed as "less than". Cut to the 1930's or 40's and the classroom instructional skeleton becomes worn out/damaged and needs replacement. They bury the old one in an effort to try and provide some remaining dignity to the remains.
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