Update: Old bones found on Lupton Drive identified as "archeological"

A 200-acre development is being planned in Lupton City. In the midst of it, the unusual discovery of old human bones was made on the property Wednesday. (Image: NewsChannel 9 SkyView)

UPDATE (Wednesday):

NewsChannel 9 has obtained a copy of the medical examiner's report on the bones.

The medical examiner's report rules the cause of death as "archeological case" and the manner of death is "indeterminate."

That means it's still not clear whether the bones were officially buried at that site, or it was a case of a person who died there and simply decomposed.

And despite earlier reports, the specific age of the bones have not been specified yet. Archeologists continue to examine the remains.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) -- Police say some very old human bones have been found in one Chattanooga area.

According to Chattanooga PD spokesman Trevor Tomas, a person found the bones at 1100 Lupton Drive on Wednesday.

Tomas says at first, it wasn't clear if the remains were human or animal, or how old they were.

Medical examiners responded to collect and analyze the bones. Once police figured out the bones weren't tied to anything criminal, however, they removed themselves from the investigation.

Tomas told us Thursday that the age of the bones is still not clear at this point.

Chattanooga Police advised we reach out to Cumberland Applied Research Associates and the Tennessee Division of Archaeology for more information.

We'll let you know what we find out.

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