Bones that were discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station have been identified as human.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the finding to the Dawson County Sheriffs Office on Thursday Oct. 2.
The bones were discovered by workers at the transfer station on Aug. 22 after a couple dropped them off in a bag. They said they were given to them several years ago by family members who found them at Lake Allatoona in Cherokee County, Dawson County Public Information Officer Tony Wooten said. The couple said they thought the bones belonged to a horse, Wooten said.
The investigation is ongoing, and the couple is cooperating with authorities. Weve interviewed them and right now were just trying to find out who they (the bones) belong to, Wooten said.
The GBI is running DNA tests to see if the remains might be connected with an open case. It remains an active investigation, and hopefully the GBI can give us some DNA, and then we will go from there, Wooten said.
It is not yet determined how old the bones are, he said, and its too early to tell if foul play was involved.