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Test Results on Scalp Found in Pasco Shows Tissue is from a Cow, not Human

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PASCO, Wash. - Laboratory testing has been completed on the scalp found by a dog in Pasco.  The scalp appeared to be human but tests results have determined that the tissue and long hair is of a bovine.

The tissue was discovered February 4th at the 600 Block of South Elm in Pasco.  A four-month-old puppy named Clifford apparently had part of a scalp in his mouth.  Members of the Salinas family called police shortly after.

Pasco Police Investigators had searched the surrounding area where the tissue was found over the past two days.  K-9 dogs were used, police talked to neighbors and even used a plane to look for a possible missing body.

The tissue was sent to the crime lab for testing to make a firm determination on whether the tissue was human remains or not. 

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