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June 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Removing Elwha Dam exposes human bone

The Associated Press

PORT ANGELES — A hiker found a human bone on the bottom of Lake Aldwell, which was exposed earlier this year by the removal of the Elwha Dam.

Archeologists for Olympic National Park and the Elwha Tribe determined it was not an ancient Indian and turned it over to the Clallam County sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office says a cadaver dog indicated there may be more human remains near where the bone was found May 15 by a hiker.

The Peninsula Daily News reports investigators are digging up the site, which is about a mile south of the Highway 101 bridge on the Elwha River. They’re also having a DNA test to compare it with the profile of Karen Tucker, who was reported missing in 1991.

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