Medical Investigator: Bones are not human

October 2, 2000

(Albuquerque) The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator determined today that bones found near Magdalena are not human.
Instead, the bones are from a sheep.

The remains were found last week near Water Canyon, about half way between Magdalena and Socorro. According to investigators in Socorro County, the remains were found with a tarp and clothing belonging to a small woman or a girl.

Socorro County District Attorney stated over the weekend that the bones may be the remains of Girly Chew Hossencofft.

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