Rocky Mount, NC: Police Investigation Ongoing at Best Friend’s Dog Park

Source: Best Friend's Dog Park, city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Source: Best Friend's Dog Park, city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina

On August 25, 2021, at approximately 7:20am, the Rocky Mount Police Department received a call from a citizen who located a bone at 480 Lee Street (Best Friends Dog Park) in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

The Rocky Mount Police Department Evidence Unit collected the bone and partnered with the State Bureau of Investigation and a Forensic Anthropologist from East Carolina University. A preliminary investigation determined that the bone was human.

According to the Anthropologist, due to the extensive weathering of the human bone, it is historical, which means it is estimated to be close to one hundred years old. The Rocky Mount Police Department will continue to investigate the situation.

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The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily. Visit


Source: Corporal Ricky Jackson, Rocky Mount Police Department

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