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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Police seek help ID'ing skeleton

By Allison Klein

Police in Alexandria are seeking the public's help identifying remains found by a dog on Saturday morning.

A dog out for a walk with its owner found what appeared to be skeletal remains in a wooded area around Ford's Landing, Alexandria police said.

After the discovery, which happened at 8 a.m. near Franklin and Union streets, crime scene investigators brought a cadaver dog from Fairfax County to help with the investigation. The remains were collected and sent to the medical examiner's office.

Anyone with information about the remains is asked to call police at (703) 838-4444 or the Crime Solvers tip line at (703) 838-4858.

By Allison Klein  | February 14, 2011; 11:46 AM ET
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I'm confused. You already found the skeleton. What is it the cadaver dog is expected to find?

Posted by: flintston | February 14, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Flinston, I'm guessing two possibilities:

1. The remains were not in their entirety, so they wanted to locate any parts unaccounted for in the initial find, or,

2. Any other sets of remains that might have been nearby but as yet undiscovered

Posted by: PDKay | February 15, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

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