Human Remains Exhumed from Basement of Old House

Old human remains have been exhumed from the basement of the historic building that houses Sitka radio station KCAW, more than two years after they were discovered.

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by Associated Press

SITKA, Alaska- Old human remains have been exhumed from the basement of the historic building that houses Sitka radio station KCAW, more than two years after they were discovered.

The bones removed from the Cable House have been identified as Alaska Native and are in the custody of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.
The remains were exhumed on Dec. 20.
The bones were discovered in October 2011 by contractors during a structural improvement project in the century-old building.
New information shows the remains are likely Southeast Alaska Native in origin.
Assistant professor Brian Kemp from Washington State University tested mitochondrial DNA in a tooth. He also screened DNA on gender chromosomes, which showed the tooth had belonged to a female.
The remains are believed to be old.

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