The mystery of the found bone fragment

May 23, 2013

RIVERTON TWP. — A Michigan State University forensic anthropologist continues to investigate the human skull fragment found last Friday in Riverton Township. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office announced today that only the fragment, one of 12 bones found on Morton Road near Chauvez Road, is human. The fragment was delivered to Michigan State by a detective Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office reported that no tissue was left on the fragment. Earlier this week Sheriff Kim Cole said the fragment was not from a child and he did not know the age.

So who does it belong to? Is it even from a missing person?

The only missing person case open in Mason County is Katherine Phillips, who, at age 4-months, disappeared on June 29, 2011. Cole said the fragment, since it is too big to be that of a child’s, is definitely not Katherine Phillips, also known as “Baby Kate.” Katherine’s father, Sean Phillips, is currently serving a maximum 15-year prison sentence for unlawful imprisonment of the child. Local law enforcement is openly investigating the case as a murder.

There are a total of 249 missing people from Michigan listed in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a database that contains missing persons from around the country; 128 are women, 121 are men and 52 were children when they went missing.

Within a 100 mile radius, including Phillips, there are 14 people listed on the database. They include (age listed is when disappeared):

– Jessica L. Heeringa, white female, 25, who disappeared on April 26, 2013 from a Norton Shores gas station.

– Latrice R. Maze, black female, 26, March 19, 2013 from Grand Rapids.

– Frederic D. Byrne, white male, 49, disappeared on Feb. 12, 2013 from Holland.

– Martha Lemus, race not listed, 15, March 30, 2012, Grand Rapids.

– DeNeka D. Walker, black female, 30, Aug. 13, 2010 from Muskegon.

– Jacob Cabinaw, Native American, 31, March 31, 2010 from Traverse City.

– Janee N. Ashley, black female, 15, Jan. 16, 2004, Grand Rapids

– Kevin E. Russell, black male, 39, May 5, 1997, Grand Rapids

– Shannon Verhage, white female, 1, June 3, 1997 from Cedar Springs.

– Jahzeel Coolazo-Rios, white female, 19, Oct. 4, 1999, Grand Rapids

– Fonda Lockridge, black female, 26, June 15, 1995, Grand Rapids

– Robert J. Allen, white male, 53, May 1, 1995, Grand Rapids

– Gordon T. Page, Jr., white male, 28, May 26, 1991, Grand Rapids

– Dolores Nussbaumer, white female, 73, May 10, 1989, Grand Rapids

– Martha L. Hardin, black female, 35, July 1, 1985 from Muskegon Heights

– Kathleen Bennett, white female, 23, July 13, 1984, Grand Rapids

– Richard L. Atwood, white male, 25, Aug. 23, 1983, White Cloud

– Dean M. Pyle Peters, white female, Feb. 5, 1981, Grand Rapids

8 Responses to The mystery of the found bone fragment

  1. Pingback: 澳門百家樂
  2. Pingback: 賓果大小
  3. Pingback: 運動彩券
  4. Pingback: 線上百家樂
  5. Pingback: 財神娛樂
  6. Pingback: 財神娛樂
  7. Pingback: 線上投注站

NorthStar Chiropractic

MCP Facebook feed

Mason County Press shared Ludington Football's video. ... See MoreSee Less

Proud of our boys to be part of this great show of sportsmanship. With 22 seconds left in the 4th, Coach Gunsell called timeout for OV to put in #78 Fletcher Payne, an autistic player. He went in to...

View on Facebook

Report of a single vehicle crash with minor injuries, Free Soil and Reid roads, Meade Township. Car has run into a tree. #MasonCountyNews #Meadetownship ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

My Sister’s Closet

Kids of Character


Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 430 other subscribers

%d bloggers like this: