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Coroner: Bones, teeth were prehistoric Native American

By From page A3 | August 21, 2014

Several human bone fragments and teeth discovered along the Sacramento River near West Sacramento last week were determined to be prehistoric Native American, Yolo County coroner’s officials announced Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Coroner Gina Moya said the remains were analyzed by the Human Identification Laboratory at Cal State Chico, which made the determination.

The remains were discovered last Friday by a citizen walking along a two-foot-wide beach near Old River Road and County Road 127 that had been exposed by low water levels in the river, sheriff’s officials said.

Lauren Keene

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