On Sunday (Oct 2) a Bismarck man found what he thinks could be a human jaw bone in the Missouri River.

According to reports, the man was walking through the river near the boat launch on River Road and stepped on a sharp object. When he took it out of the water, he thought it would be best to notify officials.

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Bismarck Police say the bone is being sent off to the state medical examiner to determine if it's a human bone or animal. If it is a human jaw bone, then officials will requests DNA test be performed on the object.