UPDATE: Bones found inside Davenport home determined not to be human

Published: Mar. 31, 2019 at 6:19 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The Davenport Police Department says bones found inside a home near 6th and Perry are not human.

A police spokesperson said the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa reviewed the bones are that of a large butchered animal such as a pig or sheep.

No further analysis will be done.

ORIGINAL: The Davenport Police Department is investigating after bones were found in a home near 6th and Perry Saturday.

According to the homeowner, the bones were found in the wall during a renovation. It is unclear if the bones are human or not, but the homeowners, both who are chiropractors, say the bones did resemble that of human bones. The two said the bones appeared to have been cut with a saw.

The Davenport Police Department said the bones were removed from the home Sunday and were being taken in for testing.