Posted: Sep 16, 2013 6:11 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
HELENA - Lewis & Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson believes that human bones have been unearthed in the Silver City area.
Nelson says about 25 bones were found by landowners who were working to get fill rock on their property.
The bones were found during excavation and may even be from an old grave, according to Nelson.
He said the bones were boxed up and will be forwarded to the State Crime Lab in Missoula for the state medical examiner's review for sex, age and other identifying factors.
At this time Nelson estimates the bones could be 100 years old or more.
However because they are human, it will be investigated as a potential crime.
The bones were found around noon on Monday.