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Local law enforcement were called to the scene of a construction site in Southern Pines Wednesday after a large bone was unearthed during excavation work according to authorities.

Officers with the Southern Pines Police Department responded to the construction site for new apartments being built at the Tylers Ridge Apartment Complex located off of NC Highway 22.

After examining the bone police called in the local Medical Examiner who went to the scene and determined the bone to be the bone of an animal, not a human bone according to law enforcement officials with SPPD.

Rumors have continued to spread through Social Media during the afternoon that these were human bones found, however this is not accurate.

 

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