Human bones found near railroad tracks in Tampa

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Tampa, Florida -- The Medical Examiner has determined that bones found near Tampa railroad tracks are human, the Tampa Police Department announced Monday afternoon. 

Detectives and anthropologists launched an investigation after a homeless man contacted authorities earlier Monday morning, saying he saw the bones near Sligh Avenue and 22nd Street North, between the road and the railroad tracks.

Investigators are continuing to search the area for any additional evidence or bones.

The Tampa Police Department says there are no obvious signs of death or foul play, and that it may be days or weeks before more information is available. 

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