Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Missing Skull, Leg Bones of Yukon Horse Skeleton Returned to Newspaper

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Missing Skull, Leg Bones of Yukon Horse Skeleton Returned to Newspaper

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Missing horse skeleton bones returned

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WHITEHORSE - Missing pieces of a horse skeleton have turned up in a rather unlikely place -- a newspaper office in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The Whitehorse Star reported last week that the skull and some leg bones of a horse skeleton appeared to have been taken from an excavation site.

The remains were discovered near Carcross, Yukon, on May 27 when some bones were spotted sticking out of the ground.

Government paleontologists began to investigate the next day, but found some pieces had vanished overnight.

A man dropped the missing remains at the Star Monday morning, telling the receptionist he had found them at his campsite.

The man wished to remain anonymous and said he brought them to the newspaper because he'd seen a story about them last week.

Government paleontologist Elizabeth Hall was pleased to pick up the bones Monday morning, about an hour after they were dropped off.

She had put out a call for the pieces last week, saying the territorial government was more interested in having them returned than prosecuting the individual who took them. …

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