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Human Remains Found In Yellowstone National Park

Yikes! You read that right folks: human remains were found in Yellowstone National Park.

Earlier this week, according to the Associated Press/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, a person snowshoeing in the northwestern corner of the Park Wednesday came across what they believed to be human bones.

Dog teams dispatched to the scene Thursday uncovered more human remains. The remains were then collected and sent to the Gallatin County’s coroner’s office.

According to Yellowstone National Park spokesperson Amy Bartlett, it’s likely the bones were scattered about by animals. Bartlett added there has been no information released regarding whose remains were found or a possible cause of death.

UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park has released a statement saying they believe the individual passed away in January. According to park rangers and volunteers, there was no indication of foul play, and no indication that the individual was attacked by an animal. In addition, the National Park Service is currently working with the Montana Crime Lab to determine the identity of the individual.

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Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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