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Partially buried “potential human” remains found along Nooksack River

Nooksack River bank and levee in the area where the remains were recovered.

FERNDALE, Wash. — City of Ferndale Spokesperson Riley Sweeney told Whatcom News via email that city workers were performing an inspection of the river levee along the Nooksack River about 10:40am yesterday, November 21st, in Ferndale when they came upon “potential human remains” partially buried in the riverbank. Sweeney said the remains were discovered on the west side of the river south of the Main Street “Pioneer” bridge.

The employees immediately reported the discovery to the Ferndale Police Department who responded and secured the scene. The Whatcom County Medical Examiner’s Office and Bellingham Police Department resources were brought in to remove the remains.

Sweeney added, “This is an ongoing investigation and additional details will be released as they become publicly available.”

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