Bones dis­cov­ered in Tay­lor’s Bay not hu­man

RCMP say no fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion war­ranted

The Southern Gazette - - Front Page - COLIN FAR­RELL

FOR­TUNE, N.L. — A by­elec­tion will be held by the Town of For­tune to fill the seat left va­cant by Coun­cil­lor Jim Dunn.

Dunn re­signed from his seat ef­fec­tive July 30. He cited per­sonal rea­sons for his de­ci­sion to leave coun­cil.

Dunn served 14 years with the Town of For­tune. He was first elected in 2005. TAY­LOR’S BAY, N.L. — Bones dis­cov­ered on a beach in the com­mu­nity of Tay­lor’s Bay were not hu­man, the Of­fice of the Chief Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner has de­ter­mined.

A woman, who now re­sides out­side of the prov­ince, con­tacted po­lice on Aug. 1 af­ter find­ing what she be­lieved to be hu­man re­mains on the beach. She took pic­tures of the dis­cov­ery and brought them to po­lice.

In an email to The South­ern Gazette, RCMP said there

Bones found on a beach in Tay­lor’s Bay in early Au­gust.


would be no fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter.

Cor­po­ral Jo­lene Gar­land, me­dia re­la­tion of­fi­cer for the RCMP B Divi­sion, ex­plained later the only in­for­ma­tion re­ceived by po­lice is the bones were not hu­man re­mains.

“There may have been a de­ter­mi­na­tion but noth­ing that has been shared with the RCMP,” she said, when asked if the bones were fur­ther iden­ti­fied.

“The RCMP is only con­cerned over crim­i­nal­ity or sud­den death in­volv­ing hu­man re­mains in cases like these, the OCME ex­am­ines the re­mains and will in­form if the re­mains are hu­man or not. Those are the only de­tails we have.”

The South­ern Gazette con­tacted the Of­fice of the Chief Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner to see if any fur­ther de­tails were known but did not re­ceive a re­sponse by dead­line.

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