Skeletal Remains Found Near Kalispell

By Beacon Staff

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office says a property owner south of Kalispell expanding a pond dug up skeletal remains while excavating.

Sheriff Chuck Curry said that deputies collected the human skull and other bones found Friday. He says the state medical examiner’s office has concluded the bones belong to a Native American and that local tribes are being contacted.

Curry says staff with the Sheriff’s Office and possibly tribal members will return to the site Monday to see if anything or anyone else is buried in the area.

Property owner Chris Zarcone says tribal members will have access to the site and he wants to do what he can to honor the memory of whoever was buried.

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