January 31, 2017 5:45 pm
Updated: January 31, 2017 7:07 pm

Human skull, lower jawbone found on Stoney Nakoda First Nation: Alberta RCMP

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Alberta police are investigating two discoveries of human remains, including a human skull and lower jawbone that were found on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, RCMP said Tuesday.

A resident called police to say his dog found what he thought was a human bone on Jan. 25. The bone was seized and investigators searched the area, finding four bones in total.

The Calgary Medical Examiner determined two of the bones were from a human; two were from animals.

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“Further examination by the Medical Examiner will be required to determine the age, gender and ethnicity of the deceased,” RCMP said Tuesday, adding no additional details will be released at this time.

Later on Tuesday, police said additional human remains were found in a wooded area near the Jumping Pound Demonstration Forest on Jan. 29. A search extended into Jan. 30.

“A civilian notified police that he had discovered what he believed were human remains embedded in snow and ice in a remote area near Jumping Pound Demonstration Forest, south of Highway 1,” RCMP said. Identity, gender and cause of death are not yet known.

The Major Crimes Unit is now leading both investigations. RCMP did not have additional information as to exactly where the remains were found.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call the Cochrane detachment at 403-932-2211 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS). You may be eligible for a cash reward, should your information lead to an arrest.

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