Found Remains Estimated to be 300 Years Old

Some human remains found along the Columbia River in Richland over the summer are about 300 years old.

The bones were found July 19th by a woman walking along the river at the south end of Columbia Point.  According to Richland Mayor John Fox,  Richland Police responded and the remains were turned over to the Umatilla Tribe.  

The remains are those of a woman, and no other remains or artifacts were found at the location.  The bones were uncovered after the riverbank eroded, likely because of high water levels this year.