Bone fragment found in path of Mountain Valley Pipeline; police investigate

June 25, 2018 - Virginia State Police say they were called to a Franklin County residence after a bone fragment was reportedly found in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

A trooper arrived to the house on Iron Ridge Road after 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, and was given a plastic bag containing a bone fragment. 

Officials said Mark Joyner with the Association for the Study of Archaeological Properties had possession of the bone fragment, which he retrieved from his car. 

Joyner told police the bone fragment looked to be a portion of a vertebrate from a mammal. 

Read more on this story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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