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March 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Human bones found along Columbia River in Grant County

A resident walking along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar in Grant County this afternoon discovered what officials believe are human bones, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives are not sure how long the bones had been there, but it’s possible they are of a Native American or an early settler, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Leaders of the nearby Wanapum Tribe visited the scene this afternoon. Investigators will collect the remains Wednesday for analysis.

The bones were found in an area that is typically underwater but is now exposed because of the drawback of the river to relieve pressure on the Wanapum Dam.

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