published Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Kids find human bones while playing at Renaissance Park in Chattanooga


by Naomi Jagoda

Bones likely of an adult male were found at Renaissance Park on Monday afternoon, Chattanooga police said.

Children found a skull and took it to their parents, Assistant Chief Tim Carroll said. The parents notified police. When officers arrived, the children led them to the location where they found the skull. Police then found more remains.

Carroll said that based on the clothing, the bones appear to be those of an adult male. The remains may have been there since June, July or August, he added.

The bones do not seem to be a fit with anyone locally in the missing persons database, Carroll said.

The investigation is continuing, he said.

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dao1980 said...

First it was a body.... now just bones?

Wow, it must have decomposes quickly since yesterday.

October 18, 2011 at 8:26 a.m.
NorthChatter said...

Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being a homeless person. They will occasionally burrow themselves back in the wooded brushy areas at the park to camp. Someone could expire there and easily not be found for months.

October 18, 2011 at 12:48 p.m.
rolando said...

What happened to the other two posts here? Another rewording of the headline to remove "objectionable" comments? Again?

October 18, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.
headcoconut said...

Body found in park and that immediately translates to gang**, crime* and attacks on the mayor? Wow! At least NorthChatter got it right in suggesting it could very well be the case of a homeless individual dying of natural cause. Some people's hatred for the mayor is so intense that they'll harp on anything to make their case.

October 18, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.
jayhay182 said...

It could be a Halloween decoration. It is close to that season and there are haunted houses and decorations already up. I would hate to think that some poor soul expired and was just left in the bushes for so long and nobody noticed or even smelled anything.

October 18, 2011 at 3:54 p.m.
headcoconut said...

But jayhay182, hopefully Chattanoogans haven't stooped so low that they'd actually place the remains of a real human on display as Halloween decor.

October 18, 2011 at 4:06 p.m.
Jeremy said...

It could be a Halloween decoration. It is close to that season and there are haunted houses and decorations already up. I would hate to think that some poor soul expired and was just left in the bushes for so long and nobody noticed or even smelled anything.

Do you think the police are having trouble telling walmart molded plastic Halloween bones from actual human bones?

October 18, 2011 at 4:47 p.m.
headcoconut said...

Jeremy said... Do you think the police are having trouble telling walmart molded plastic Halloween bones from actual human bones?

Now, that you mentioned jer, that is a possibility to be considered. LOL!!

October 18, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
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