Cops investigate washed-up human jawbone

February 5, 2008 12:36:28 PM PST
Police on Long Beach Island are trying to determine where a human jawbone that washed up on a beach over the weekend came from. Lt. Detective Anthony Deely said the bone, a lower mandible, was discovered in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge by a man walking nearby.

It could not immediately be determined if the bone was from a man or a woman.

Capt. Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office told the Asbury Park Press that further tests are being considered.

Mohel said authorities will try to compare the bone to available dental records on missing persons cases that they have open to see if it matches anyone.


Information from: Asbury Park Press,