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Sheriff: Bones found off Youngstown breakwall are not human

YOUNGSTOWN – Niagara County Sheriff James Voutor said Tuesday bones found in a burlap sack near the Youngstown breakwater late Monday were not human.

A Niagara County coroner was called to examine the sack found at about 8:20 p.m., and then the bag and its contents were sent to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office in Buffalo for further examination.

After a family boating near the breakwater called authorities to report finding something suspicious in the water, local officials and a Coast Guard crew boated to the scene and recovered the sack.