Man finds bones on bank of creek

August 14, 1991

A man playing hide-and-seek with his two children yesterday afternoon found what appeared to be a human skull and another bone when he descended an embankment to hide beside a creek in Silver Spring, Montgomery County police said.

When he saw the two brownish bones, the man ran up from the creek, which flows parallel to the Metro tracks in the 7500 block of Blair Road. He hailed members of a telephone repair crew, who notified police.

Homicide detectives searched a 50-yard area along the creek and found many other bones that appeared to be human. The bones were taken to a local funeral home where experts will try to identify them.

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