Bone mystery solved by forensics team

Bone found by security consultant, John Lewis

Bone found by security consultant, John Lewis

  • An eight-inch bone was found laying between two graves
  • The security consultant who found it said it gave him the ‘heebie-jeebies’
  • Police forensics have identified the bone as the remains of a bird
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An eight-inch bone found between two graves in a cemetery and thought to be human remains has been identified by a police forensics team.

They have confirmed it as an avian tibiotarsus bone, belonging to a bird.

The bone was found at Tring Road Cemetery

The bone was found at Tring Road Cemetery

It was found in Tring Road Cemetery by security consultant John Lewis, 53, who was concerned it could be human remains.

He said it was the first time in 23 years of visiting the graveyard in Aylesbury that he has found a loose bone.

Deputy clerk for Aylesbury Town Council Mark Broughton, who sent the bone to be tested, said: “It’s not human remains.

“The police emailed me to say: ‘I can confirm it’s not from a human’.

John Lewis inspecting the bone

John Lewis inspecting the bone

“I’d speculate that it was picked up by a dog or a fox but it’s good to know what it is.”