Mystery bone found in Virginia creek

Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-18 15:12:06-05

Petersburg, Va. (WTVR) – A woman looking for arrowheads in historic Lieutenant’s Run creek in Petersburg on Sunday instead made a startling discovering in the water.

“I walked all the way up to the end of the sand bar and, in the sand, buried halfway in, was this leg bone,” Ayla Barr told our sister station WTVR.

Barr and her roommate took the bone to police and  a forensics team was dispatched to the creek to search for more bones. No others were found.

The bone was taken to the Virginia State Lab to determine whether or not it’s animal or human remains, Petersburg Police Sgt. Dustin Sloan said.

But even before the official results are in, the experts who saw the bone said it came from a human.

Click here to read more from WTVR.