HARTFORD TOWNSHIP MI (WKZO) -- They knew from the beginning that the skeletal remains uprooted when a tree blew over during a storm in Hartford Township last year would probably not lead to a murder investigation. The rings on the trees suggested they had been there at least 90 years.
They were turned over to the anthropology department at Michigan State University for analysis and the report is now back. They say the bones belonged to a Native American male in his 20’s or early 30’s who died 100 to 200 years ago. He remains were handed over to the Pokagon Pottawatomi for burial on tribal land on Monday