LYKENS, Pa. (WHTM) – A bone found at a bridge construction site in northern Dauphin County appears to be human, but police say it needs further study because it could be from an animal.
State police in Lykens said a construction worker found the bone Monday afternoon. Troopers searched the area along Lykens Glen Road, but they did not find any other remains.
Larry Bingaman, who walks the area where the bone was found, told ABC 27 News he saw the police activity.
“I noticed there was a state police cruiser on the other side of the bridge and I thought it was strange,” he said.
Police spokesman Trooper Rob Hicks said a forensic anthropologist who examined the bone Wednesday determined that it appeared to be human, but the expert wasn’t absolutely certain.
While investigators await further tests, Hicks said they’re conducting the investigation as though the bone is human.
Bingaman said he wants answers.
“When you hear about this you wonder what’s going on,” he told ABC 27 News. “That’s why I drove up here and wanted to see if the activity was still going on.”
Joe Whitcomb, who also lives near the area, said it’s an interesting case.
“Maybe it was an old Indian bone,” he said. “There (were) a lot of Indians around here years ago and they had burial grounds.”
Authorities were searching the area again on Thursday, but they haven’t given a timetable as to when more information will be released.