Police: Bones may be from '38 missing person

Police: Bones may be from '38 missing person

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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) - Police say bones found during a home construction project may be from a woman who went missing in 1938, but they're unsure if they'll ever be able to make a positive identification.

The Albany Times Union reports that the bones were found in a crawl space by a contractor working on a home in the Rensselaer County town of East Greenbush, across the Hudson River from Albany. Police said Wednesday that the homeowner put the few bones in a plastic bag and brought them to police.

State and local police are searching the property for more remains.

Authorities say the home was once an orphanage and then a Russian Orthodox Church.

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