090219 Toledo Bend

Sabine County deputies were parked at the waters edge at Fin & Feather Resort Marina at Toledo Bend on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 as they took possession of a possible human bone that was accidentally pulled up from the lake bed by a boat anchor.

Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox has announced that testing conducted on a bone that was accidentally pulled from the bottom of Toledo Bend Lake has determined that it is from an animal. However, Maddox said it has not been determined what type of animal it came from.

The bone was pulled up on Monday with an anchor by a boater who was just offshore from Fin & Feather Resort Marina.

Sabine County deputies took possession of the bone and Maddox said it was sent off for forensic testing on Tuesday.

There was wild speculation on social media on Monday and Tuesday which ranged from the bone coming one of several cemeteries that went under when the lake was created, to it being a bone from any one of several missing persons in our area, to it belonging to one of the lost crew members of Space Shuttle Columbia, and even to it being a bone of one of the victims of the 1970's "Candyman" murders in Houston involving Dean Corll and his accomplice, Elmer Wayne Henley.

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