Homeowner discovers what appears to be child's bone in yard

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis homeowner discovered what appeared to be a child's bone in a yard Monday.

Memphis Police confirmed that what appeared to be a bone was removed from a yard.  The bone is now at the Medical Examiner's Office.

The discovery was made Monday outside a home along Old Raleigh-LaGrange Road in a secluded area not far from the intersection of Stage and Austin Peay.

There is an old cemetery directly across the street from where the bone was found.  Homicide detectives could not determine the age of the bone, although they do believe it belonged to a young child.

A witness said the bone might be part of a skull, but police could not confirm that.

More information is expected from homicide detectives later in the week.

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