Friday, July 22, 2022

From the desk of Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax

I just took a look at some bones that a gentleman found while doing some work on a building he owned. Immediately on finding them he did the right thing and got in contact with me. Quickly I was able to confirm they are not human bones.

Believe it or not, this happens more than you think. I have been called many times to old buildings, farm fields, even the occasional back yard. You can imagine in a rural county that animal bones turn up often, and you will never be laughed at for wanting to make sure. 

If you do ever find bones, don't panic - just give me a call. In most cases I can quickly distinguish between human and non-human bones.

If indeed they are human, I will take over. The thing to remember is just to call and not touch anything else until I let you know. The more you know, the more you know!

Greg Mullinax
Bates County Coroner

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