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Bones Found In D.C. Park, But Police Doubtful They Are Of Missing Girl

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A volunteer task force dedicated to finding 8-year-old Relisha Rudd discovered what appeared to be unidentified bones in a D.C. park where authorities had focused their search for the missing girl, but police do not believe the remains are human.

The bones are being analyzed by the D.C. medical examiner's office, and according to Fox 5 police say they are not human.

They were found by a volunteer task force in Kenilworth Park in Northeast D.C., the same park where the body of the man accused of taking Rudd was found in late March. Police believe the man killed himself. Authorities later spent days searching the park but did not find the 8-year-old.

Rudd was last seen March 1. Prolonged absences from her elementary school eventually triggered an investigation. She had been living at D.C. General, a shelter for homeless families.

Police are continuing to search for Rudd, and Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered a review of all interactions D.C. government agencies had with the 8-year-old before she went missing.

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