Builders dig up femurat school

2010-09-10 00:00

A FEMUR believed to belong to a human was found at Clarendon Primary School yesterday morning.

The school is currently being renovated to extend the building.

According to Colonel Jay Naicker, the discovery was made by constructors digging along the sport fields.

While it is believed there might be other bones, the femur, which is a thighbone and the largest in the human body, was discovered first.

Naicker said a police special unit has been called in to extract any other bones tht might still be buried.

Since the school is situated next to a cemetery, Naicker said there is a possibility that part of the land might have been taken over by the school.

“Police will investigate all possibilities, but at this stage the bone is believed to be from the cemetery,” Naicker told The Witness.

He said that only the Forensic Science Laboratory in Pretoria will be able to establish whether the bone belonged to a child or an adult, or confirm the gender and race of that person.

The school principal could not be reached for comment.

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