Tuesday, November 22, 2011

University Students Discover Human Remains, Investigation Underway

EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff Officials Say "Investigation Could Take Months Or Even Years"

By Matt Kroschel

Grand Junction- Students with Colorado Mesa University stumble across the "discovery of a lifetime" while working on a class project, and now investigators are trying to find out how a human skull and other bones ended up on the Uncompahgre Plateau, and who they belong too.

The case is open and Sheriff Spokeswoman Heather Benjamin told NewsChannel Five finding out just what happened to this person may take months or even years.

This whole thing began in early October when a group of environmental fire students from CMU were up along Divide Road. They were working a few hundred yards off the path when they found the skull. They contacted sheriff investigators who began their investigation.

Then a few weeks later, those same students found a jaw in the same exact area. All of the bones have been turned over to sheriff's office. But for the group of students and their professor who made this grizzly discovery this mystery has been something they never could have imagined happening.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest in the case.

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