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Remains found near Blue Springs were determined to not be from a human.

Just before 7 p.m. Monday, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Blue Springs area for a suspicious item found on the bank of the Big Blue River.

According to a press release from the department, a local resident found what appeared to be a jaw bone with some teeth. Deputies responding to the call notified a Gage County Sheriff’s Office investigator, who requested they send photographs of the jaw bone to him.

The investigator forwarded the photographs to the Nebraska State Archeologist, who through his education, training, and experience as an anthropologist was able to identify the jaw bone as belonging to a type of  pig. Since the remains were not human, no further investigation was needed.

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