Bone Found Near Jaycee's Prison 'Probably Human'

But authorities say it could be from Native American burial ground; more tests needed
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2009 7:40 PM CDT
A neighbor peers through a fence outside of the Phillip Garrido residence in Antioch, Calif.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The bone fragment found in the backyard next door to the home of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido is “probably human,” authorities tell the Sacramento Bee—though they caution that more tests are needed, and that Native American remains are often found in that area of northern California. Garrido, 58, has been charged in the 1991 abduction and subsequent imprisonment of Jaycee Lee Dugard, then 11.