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Crime Possible human remains found in Hillsboro landfill

00:20  17 february  2020
00:20  17 february  2020 Source:   oregonlive.com

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Searchers said they found five objects Thursday deemed possible remains of Sept. The find follows the unearthing Wednesday of 20 other objects that could be human remains in what was once the Fresh Kills landfill on New York's Staten Island.

Searchers said they found five objects Thursday deemed possible remains of Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack victims in a former New York landfill . 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack victims in a former New York landfill . Posted on April 9, 2010, at 7:47 p.m.

Oregon State Police are testing what could be human remains found in the Hillsboro landfill on Tuesday.

a close up of an airplane: Police tape at a crime scene.© Ivan Bliznetsov/Getty Images Police tape at a crime scene.

Hillsboro police confirmed Sunday that the possible remains had been found and sent to the state police’s lab, but a spokesperson was not immediately available to discuss the discovery further.

Police aren’t sure if what they have discovered in the garbage processing area of the landfill is human or a prop or educational tool, KGW reported.

Hillsboro Police Sgt. Eric Bunday told the station that the possible remains could have been brought in by a garbage truck.

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? Officials say more human remains from 9/11 may have been found at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island. Debris from the Twin Towers was taken to the landfill to be sifted through. Reports say as many as 20 potential human remains were discovered. They appear to be bone fragments.

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A crime scene was set up at the landfill after the discovery, and detectives were called to investigate, KGW reported. Tests to determine what the material is should be completed early this week.

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