Lab to determine if bones found near Maniwaki are human

The Ottawa Citizen May 11, 2009

OTTAWA — Quebec provincial police have sent bones found near Maniwaki, where two teenaged girls disappeared last summer, for lab analysis to see whether they are human.The bones were found by Kitigan-Zibi police about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, and they called in the provincial police.

The bones were found beside Road 107 near Road 117 in Grand-Remous. A police spokesman in Montreal didn’t know who first noticed the bones.

It was too late at night to investigate the scene, so officers stayed there all night. On Sunday morning more investigators arrived from Montreal to take photos and remove the bones. They’ve been sent for lab analysis, but for the moment no one knows whether they are human or from an animal.

Maisy Odjick, 17, and Shannon Alexander, 18, were last seen in the area on Sept. 5, 2008. Their family has been frustrated by the lack of clues to their disappearance.

Police said it will take several days at least to get information about the bones.
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