4:19 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A forensic anthropologist is being called in to determine whether three more bones found in a troubled northwestern Indiana cemetery are human.
The Lake County coroner's office tells The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/yea9nX ) the forensic anthropologist will examine the bones on Friday. Five bones found Sunday at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond already have been verified as human.
It was that discovery of the bones Sunday that led the North Township trustee's office to have maintenance workers excavate a nearby dirt berm to look for more bones. North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan says authorities believe the bones came from a disturbed grave or graves at the cemetery and may be yet another sign of carelessness by the former cemetery management.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com