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Authorities say bones discovered in White Co. field

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WHITE CO., IL (WFIE) -

White County authorities say they may have discovered what appears to be human bones in some oil fields east of Carmi.

The White County Sheriff's Office says a man was hunting for Indian artifacts when he came across the bones. The man then contacted deputies.

Authorities found the bones and took them to a local physician who says they could be human. That's when crime scene went out and recovered more.

The bones have been sent to Springfield for further study.

"There's a gentleman there that's going to analyze these and try and determine, verify in fact that they are human bones, the age and how long they might've been there," said White County Sheriff Doug Maier.

Authorities say foul play is not suspected. Deputies believe there may be some type of old burial site in the area the bones were found.

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