Allegheny County forensic experts should have been called to Point State Park immediately after old human bones were found last week during excavation for a $35 million park renovation, officials at the county medical examiner's office said Thursday.
"What if this was a homicide? What if this was a mass murder? What if this was a mass grave?" said Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist with the medical examiner's office. "When they found more pieces of bone, why did they not bring them to us, the office with jurisdiction? As a forensic pathologist, I feel very insulted by this -- I feel slighted."
Last week, a crew from Lowellville, Ohio-based S.E.T. Inc. -- hired by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as general contractor -- was digging a trench behind the Fort Pitt Blockhouse to install temporary water lines.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Experts out of joint over bones