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Monday, 28 May 2012

Metal detector hobbyists find possible WWII remains

It was an unusual rendezvous: a small group of Americans, a couple of German homicide detectives and a small bag of bone fragments.

Deep in the woods, about 20 miles southwest of Stuttgart, Kolby Lanham, a Spangdahlem airman, handed over the bone fragments he’d found.

The German police wanted first to rule out a crime scene. Then, their job was to determine whether the bones were human and whether they dated back to World War II, because they were found at what is believed to be a B-24 crash site. The police noted the small sample size, as they looked over the few pieces of bone.

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