Female jawbone found at Michigan construction site

Workers at a construction site in Manistee, Michigan, a hundred miles from Grand Rapids, found a fragment of human jawbone buried in the dirt at a construction site. They think it’s at least 10 years old. Some accounts say it’s a child’s jawbone, and others that it’s a teen or young adult under 30. Naturally they’re going to look closely at the site to see if they can uncover more remains. Apparently there are no open missing children’s cases from the area. However, a few accounts say there were Native American burial grounds nearby and so the jawbone could be ancient.

I suppose more information will come up when the police find out more. The NCMEC has 14 girls from Michigan who’ve been missing ten years or more. I’m not even going to bother to count the number of young women from Michigan who are on Charley. My guess, though, is that this is probably just some long-dead Indian girl’s remains.

Chicago Tribune
Ludington Daily News
ABC 29 8

6 thoughts on “Female jawbone found at Michigan construction site

  1. CarlK90245 November 6, 2010 / 7:33 pm

    I count 38 females in Charley from age 10 to 30 missing from Michigan. However, most of them are from Eastern MI or the upper peninsula.

    I count only 8 from Western MI, and the closest to Manistee is Ariel Ann Marshall of Traverse City MI. Traverse City is About 65 miles from Manistee.

  2. Princess Shantae November 6, 2010 / 8:06 pm

    The persons doesn’t have to be from Michigan. I mean, you can take a body anywhere, or it could be somebody that went to Michigan after they went missing.
    If its just a fragment of jaw bone, and its so small it could be from a child, can they be so sure its female or male?

  3. danielle November 7, 2010 / 11:01 am

    FULLERTON, Calif. – The mother of a Southern California woman who vanished almost 10 years ago said Saturday a bracelet found on recently unearthed remains belonged to her daughter.

    Nancy Ekelund of Fullerton told The Associated Press that she had met with a coroner’s investigator and instantly recognized the gold-link bracelet she had given as a present to her daughter Lynsie Ekelund, a 20-year old Fullerton College student who disappeared in 2001.

    “I gave it to her when she was 10 years old,” Ekelund said. “I still wear the exact same bracelet.”

    Authorities believe the remains uncovered this week are those of Lynsie Ekelund. Nancy Ekelund said coroner’s officials were expected to formally confirm the identity of the body next week.

    Christopher McAmis is suspected of strangling her and burying her in a canyon 50 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, where he directed investigators to look, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

    McAmis said he used a tractor to dig a 4-foot grave in the canyon where he had done construction work, officials said.

    Lynsie Ekelund vanished after going to San Diego with McAmis and two fellow Fullerton College students on Feb. 17, 2001, authorities said.

    McAmis had been considered a person of interest in Ekelund’s disappearance but was not arrested until last week. The 31-year-old Fullerton construction worker was charged with murder and remained jailed without bail.

    • danielle November 7, 2010 / 11:02 am

      This was from a local newspaper in Fullerton Ca for Lynsie Ekelund

  4. Security Services April 19, 2011 / 9:53 am

    Something similar happened at an England construction site. However the bodies that were found were around 200 years old.

    An unfortunate story.

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