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OFFBEAT: An important warning for readers, and a passing

OFFBEAT: An important warning for readers, and a passing

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Bones found in Hobart identified as 57-year-old man

HOBART | Authorities on Tuesday identified the human remains found last fall behind a Hobart shopping center as a 57-year-old man wanted for escaping work release in Lake County in 2012.

December 31, 2013 8:00 pm
Bones believed to belong to homeless person

Bones believed to belong to homeless person

HOBART | Hobart police recovered more human bones Saturday during a second, daytime search of a wooded area behind a strip mall where homeless people often camp out.

September 21, 2013 11:44 am Photos

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Human bones found behind shopping area in Hobart

Human bones found behind shopping area in Hobart

HOBART | Scattered human bones, including a skull, were found Friday night in a wooded area behind the Crossings at Hobart strip mall on U.S. 30.

September 20, 2013 8:58 pm Photos

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Gary police investigate after possible human bones found

GARY | Three pieces of bone that resemble a human leg were found in a wooded area in Gary, police said.

August 13, 2012 9:30 pm
Remains found in Gary not yet identified

Remains found in Gary not yet identified

Stephen Nawrocki, a forensic anthropologist from the University of Indianapolis, speaks with an officer from the Lake County coroner's office Saturday morning near 27th Avenue and Maryland Street in Gary.

March 03, 2012 12:30 pm
Times POY 2011 - Human Bones

Times POY 2011 - Human Bones

University of Indianapolis forensic anthropologist Stephen P. Nawrocki, right, and graduate students exhume the bones of a female under a former bait and tackle shop in Hammond, Oct. 7. The identity of the female is still unknown.

January 03, 2012 12:19 pm
Investigators look for clues to found bones

Investigators look for clues to found bones

Forensic anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki looks for clues last month as investigators seek to identify bones found buried below a former bait shop in Hammond's Roberstsdale neighborhood.

November 03, 2011 2:20 pm
Police believe bones found in former crawl space in Hammond are female

Police believe bones found in former crawl space in Hammond are female

HAMMOND | Police believe human bones found scattered this week at a Robertsdale construction site belong to a female.

October 08, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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Investigators look for clues to found bones

Investigators look for clues to found bones

University of Indianapolis graduate students work Friday at an excavation site in Hammond.

October 07, 2011 10:35 am
Investigators look for clues to found bones

Investigators look for clues to found bones

Forensic anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki and University of Indianapolis graduate students look for clues Friday as investigators seek to identify bones at an excavation site in Hammond.

October 07, 2011 10:35 am
Investigators look for clues to found bones

Investigators look for clues to found bones

A University of Indianapolis graduate student examines a skull Friday at an excavation site in Hammond.

October 07, 2011 10:35 am
Investigators look for clues to found bones

Investigators look for clues to found bones

A University of Indianapolis graduate student and forensic anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki examine a skull on Oct. 7 at an excavation site in Hammond. The bones found have been identified as Francine Carlson, who was 38 when she was reported missing in 1999, Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller said.

October 07, 2011 10:25 am
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

This photo provided by The International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) shows researchers working last month at the dig site on the uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, in the South Pacific. Researchers say they found bone fragments that could help prove that famed aviator Amelia…

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
Amelia Earhart: A fascinating life in flight

Amelia Earhart: A fascinating life in flight

This month marks the 76th anniversary of legendary American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart becoming the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Boning up

Boning up

Trained specialists number and categorize every cleaned and preserved prehistoric bone housed at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis prior to skeletons being assembled, much like a step-by-step puzzle process.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
Bone by Bone

Bone by Bone

Row after row of shelves of sorted and cataloged prehistoric bones, mostly mastodons, are stored in ideal "climate-controlled" temperatures and humidly in the "bone vault" of the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
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