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Another bone found north of Selkirk

RCMP have launched an additional search for human remains near Selkirk after a member of the media found another bone.

Officers were initially dispatched to the Highway 4 bridge, north of Selkirk near the Red River in the RM of St. Clements, shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday.



RCMP "D" division spokesperson, Sgt. Line Karpish Purchase Photo Print

Sgt Line Karpish said a man saw a partial skeleton while he was riding an ATV near the river.

The remains are suspected to be human, but Sgt. Line Karpish said scientific tests will be done to verify that.

Earlier today, Karpish said RCMP had concluded their search of the area.

RCMP search and rescue teams have since been dispatched to conduct a broader search after a member of the media found an additional bone.

RCMP said it's unknown whether the bone is human or animal, or related to the skeletal remains found on Saturday.

Karpish said RCMP and Winnipeg police will review their missing-person files in light of the partial skeleton found.

"We're not discounting any possibility," Karpish said earlier today. "We're not looking at something that's a recent death."

RCMP forensic identification unit and the RCMP serious crime unit are investigating, with the assistance of the medical examiners office.‬


Updated on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM CDT: Adds comments from RCMP

4:23 PM: Updates with media member finding a bone.

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