Bone Found at Site of Fossett Wreckage

By: AP
By: AP

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) _ A sheriff says a bone found at the remote plane crash site of adventurer Steve Fossett may or may not
be human. But federal officials disagree.

Madera County Sheriff John Anderson's comment came hours after the leader of the NTSB had said the remains were those of a person. Anderson says he doesn't want to speculate. Officials say the remains found are sufficient for DNA testing.

The wreckage was found more than a year after the disappearance of the millionaire adventurer in the rugged Sierra Nevada.

Fossett, the 63-year-old thrill-seeker, vanished on a solo flight 13 months ago. The mangled debris of his single-engine plane was spotted from the air late Wednesday near the town of Mammoth
Lakes. It was identified by its tail number. Investigators said the
plane had slammed straight into a mountainside.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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