The Regina Police Service will contact a forensic anthropologist to determine if a bone, found west of the city late this afternoon is human or animal. The Regina Police Service will hold the scene of the discovery until more is known.
At approximately 4:19 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2010, police dispatched officers to an area west of Regina near Pinkie Road and Dewdney Avenue. A group of people was searching the area for evidence of Danita BIGEAGLE, a young woman missing from Regina since February, 2007. Police were called after the discovery of a bone and some items of clothing. A member of the Forensic Identification Section indicates there was a single bone found near a railway track, an item of clothing about ten metres north, and a belt, hairband and red cloth or clothing found about half a kilometer away (north). The Regina Police Service will hold the area until contact can be made with a forensic anthropologist to determine if the bone is human or animal. There is nothing at this time that indicates these discoveries are connected to Danita BIGEAGLE.
Further details will be released when more is known about the found items.