Pike Place Mystery

Bones Found near Pike Place Not Human by Jim Valley, 710 KIRO Reporter

The King County medical examiner’s office says bones found near the Pike Place Market in
Seattle are not human.

An investigator said Wednesday an anthropologist made the determination, but didn’t say
what kind of bones they were.

They were found with seashells Monday by workers in the crawl space of the Virginia Inn.

A half dozen members of the Duwamish Tribe, who had suspected the bones were human,
held a ceremony at the market, playing drums and singing an “honor song” to ancestors.

Tribal chair Cecile Hansen says the bones could have been an Native American because of
the location.

[February 27, 2008]