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Phoenix police investigate discovery of human bones in canal

Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 19:55:55-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix say they're investigating the discovery of what appears human bones found in a canal.

They say patrol officers received information Tuesday afternoon that someone found what they believed to be a human bone protruding from a canal drain.

Police say more bones were found in a large water vault located just north of the canal at Van Buren and 40th Street.

It's unclear how long the bones have been in the canal and police say investigators can't confirm the gender.

But they say investigators believe the bones belong to just one victim.