APD: More human bones found in Southeast Austin

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and KVUE.com

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 19 at 7:24 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin police say more human remains have been found at a Southeast Austin construction site where a bone was discovered Tuesday.

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Austin police once again confirmed the bones that have been found are from a human. They say they don't know the sex, age, or ethnicity of the remains, though they did say a skull was part of what was found. Police hope to identify the person by their dental records.

Police say it's too early to tell if there are any signs of trauma on the remains. They will know more after the Travis County Medical Examiner does an autopsy Thursday.

A construction crew found the human remains while doing a construction survey in the 7100 block of East Riverside Drive, just west of the Ben White Boulevard intersection. Police believe the bones could have been there for anywhere between three months to several years.

When asked if the location was a homeless camp, Austin police said no.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 472-TIPS.

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