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Bones found in barrel on Ocean City beach belonged to an animal

Posted at 11:44 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 11:44:01-04

On Tuesday thousands of people were shocked to find out a suitcase with bones inside was found on an Ocean City beach. 

Two days later, The Worcester County Sheriff's Office announced the bone found was actually in a barrel, and it was an animal bone, not human remains. 

The sheriff's office originally announced on Tuesday that a couple had stumbled across a suitcase with bones inside at Homer Gudelsky Park. But crews were not able to get to the suitcase that day because of the tides.

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On Wednesday officials changed the object from a suitcase to a trunk and a trunk to a barrel as they searched the beach for the mysterious object.

The barrel was then finally opened and the bone inside was sent to the medical examiner's office for evaluation.