Friday, May 30, 2008

Haut de la Garenne Teeth Come From Two Children

~ Investigators at Haut de la Garenne

Jersey police have confirmed that further tests on five of the teeth uncovered in the cellars at Haut de la Garenne indicate they apparently come out after death and, beyond a doubt, come from at least two children. The teeth, most with roots attached, do not appear to have fallen out naturally prior to death.

Police believe the teeth found in the cellar have been there since later than the 1940s, but have yet to determine how or why they came to be there.

Tests on the thirty-odd bone fragments indicate some of the bones had been cut and others had been burnt. The bones where found in an area where police believe there was a fireplace, leading to speculation of possible cremation.

All of the teeth and bone fragments belong to children; none of the remains come from adults.

Police still have not deemed the investigation a murder inquiry, saying additional testing is needed.