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Sat December 25, 2010

Bones Found at Bartlesville

Tulsa, OK – Bones found in historic Oklahoma building

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's Office will analyze a set of bones that were found in a historic building in Bartlesville.

Workers refurbishing the Mays Brothers Building discovered the bones, some dusty bottles and a publication from 1922 under the main stairway leading to the second floor of the 100-year-old structure.

Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise the remains could be human or animal, but he believes the dirt-stained bones most likely date from "some time ago."

Crews have spent the past year clearing debris and securing the building, which was burned twice in arson fires last year.

Crystal Sare, whose family purchased the building, told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise the public should call police if they have any information about any missing person cases from the early 1920s.

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Information from: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, http://www.examiner-enterprise.com