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Human remains found in western Iowa may be from pioneers

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The human remains found last week at a Council Bluffs construction site may offer more clues about the Mormon pioneers who crossed the region in the 1800s.

Sister Terry Latey is a research librarian with an Omaha chapter of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

She says the area where human remains were found was likely part of the Mormon Trail that hundreds of pioneers followed west to Salt Lake City.

The bones discovered Thursday and Friday will be examined at the University of Iowa.

The bones are believed to be more than 100 years old.

Council Bluffs Police Capt. Todd Weddum says the department isn't investigating because the age of the bones means they couldn't be linked to any missing persons cases.

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