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Human bones found on shoreline near Rikers Island

A total of six human bones were found on the shoreline near the prison.
Rikers IslandSfoskett / Wikimedia Commons

Police are investigating after several human bones, including a skull, were found on the shoreline near RikersIsland.

Six bones were discovered at about 3:10 p.m.Wednesday washed up near the prison, police said.

The medical examiner later confirmedthat the bones were human.

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