Jogger finds human jawbone along Lake Michigan

The Lake Michigan shoreline near West Side Park in Allegan County. (Aug. 13, 2014)

GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Michigan State Police are investigating after part of a human jawbone washed up on the shore of Lake Michigan in Allegan County, state police officials say.

The jawbone, which still has three teeth attached to it, was found by a person jogging along the beach near West Side Park “a couple of weeks ago,” police said. The park is located near Lakeshore Drive north of 121st Avenue south of Douglas.

Two of the three teeth had fillings, police said, and it appeared the jawbone had been in the water for “quite some time.”

MSP troopers searched the area after the jawbone was discovered, but did not find any additional bones, according to the release.

The jawbone was sent to a lab to try to identify to whom it belonged, MSP said.


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