Officials: Ohio River skeletal remains are human

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Allegheny County officials said today that they have determined that remains found in the Ohio River on Tuesday are human.

A forensic anthropologist determined that they belonged to a man who was between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, according to a news release, but officials have not been able to identify him.

A worker at the West View Water Authority found the partial, skeletonized remains shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday along the riverbank, near some CSX train tracks, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office. The remains were found about 400 yards north of Birmingham Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Allegheny County police at 412-473-1300.


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