Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bone Turns Up in El Prado Cemetery.(Journal North)

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For the Journal

Discovery of Pant Leg Investigated

TAOS -- Police are investigating the discovery of an adult leg bone found by people cleaning the Sierra Vista Cemetery in El Prado on Friday.

The femur, the bone that extends from the hip to the knee, was found when the cleaning crew spotted a brown pant leg in some brush and pulled it out, discovering the bone inside.

According to Criminal Investigator Barry Holfelder, the pant leg had some blood stains on it. The femur, which appeared to be from the right leg, was detached from the hip joint and knee joint, there was no sign that it had been severed or gnawed by animals, and whatever happened, it appeared to have occurred in the past six months. …

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