Prof says bones at home site are American Indian

Warren, Minnesota (AP) 9-09

Bones found during August at a home construction site in the town of Warren belonged to an American Indian adult.

That’s according to Phoebe Stubblefield, an anthropology professor at the University of North Dakota. She says they have been there more than 50 years and could not belong to a victim of known crimes of the past few decades.

But Stubblefield says she can’t say exactly how old the bones are. They were discovered on Aug. 18.

Stubblefield says she is talking to tribal officials about possibly doing more recovery work to establish more information about the bones. An agent of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation says a few molars on the skull indicated no modern dental work.

Warren is about 30 miles northeast of Grand Forks, N.D.