State Police detectives are investigating after a potential human bone was found on Revere Beach Monday morning.
Massachusetts State Police detectives secured the remains, which were discovered on the beach at about 11 a.m., according to a statement by the department. Pathologists will test the bone to determine if it is human.
Police initially responded to a report of a body on the beach, but detectives quickly learned that it was a single bone, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
“The passerby who first observed it reported the item as a body; a search of the area did not yield any further remains,” according to the DA’s office. “State Police have provided the bone to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for further examination.”
This is the second time in two weeks potential human remains were found in Revere. Hunters found what appears to be human remains in Rumney Marsh in North Revere on Nov. 23. Police returned to the marsh on Monday, where they continued to search the area.
“There is at this time no apparent link to last week’s discovery of likely human remains on the western side of Rumney Marsh Reservation; pathologists continue to examine those remains but have not reached any formal conclusions yet as to their origin,” according to the DA’s office.