Bones found in Cumberland River identified

Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 5:28pm
Staff reports

Metro Police learned Thursday that bones retrieved from the Cumberland River earlier this week are hundreds of years old and came from a nearby Indian burial ground.

The bones, believed to be leg bones, were found by a woman fishing near Cleece's Ferry in west Nashville. The woman took the bones to the Medical Examiner's office for identification. Police say recent rainfall and the river's high level impacted erosion that led to the discovery.

No foul was involved, police say.

8 Comments on this post:

By: NonyaBidness on 6/5/09 at 7:08

What about play? Was play involved in any way?

By: courier37027 on 6/5/09 at 7:48

Give us something exciting here: the Indian paddled a speeding canoe, making waves in a no wake zone, something, anything.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/5/09 at 8:46

nice to know those dang foul had no involvement.

By: NonyaBidness on 6/5/09 at 9:19

@ Blanketnazi2, yeah, they've had a rough go of it in the press lately after nearly killing all those people on that plane in NYC. If it weren't for Scully, they'd have never been forgiven.

By: NonyaBidness on 6/5/09 at 9:21

Actually, now that I think about it, that was "fowl" not "foul". "Foul" has got some bad press lately too. The NBA can't decide whether it wants to call the flagrant ones during the game, or afterwards on review.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/5/09 at 9:49

yeah "fowl" and "foul" always get confused with each other. I'd hate for "foul" to have to take the rap for the airplane incident.

By: pandabear on 6/5/09 at 11:38

I'm tired of hearing "fowl" language :) cherp cherp...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/5/09 at 12:29

oh, my ears!